Sarah Murphy Traylor

Manager of Instructional Coaching

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arah Murphy Traylor, Manager of Instructional Coaching, counts herself fortunate to do the work of accelerating teacher effectiveness as part of the Teaching Excellence Team.  A Texas native, Sarah graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (ELA and Social Studies emphasis) in 2005.  She went on to earn a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University in 2012. 


Sarah taught 7th Grade ELA at Waller Junior High for 3 years before transitioning to YES Prep East End.  At YES Prep East End, she taught 6th and 8th Grade ELA for 3 years and also served as English Department Chair and 6th Grade Course Leader.    From 2013-2016, Sarah worked for YES Prep Public Schools as a Manager of Recruitment.  As a result of this work, she believes in the providing teachers with excellent support, since talent is the source of any organization’s strength.  Sarah is thrilled to be starting her 5th year with the Teaching Excellence TEam.


In her spare time, Sarah enjoys trying out new and delicious restaurants, participating in competitive trivia events, creating amazing puns, and spending time with her husband, family, friends, and pets.