SARA FLORENCE DAVIDSON is a Haida educator and scholar who has a PhD in Literacy Education. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of the Fraser Valley where she works with teacher candidates to bring Indigenous content, perspectives, and pedagogies into their classrooms – particularly in the area of English Language Arts.
Her research has focused upon the use of autobiographical and narrative writing to engage in the writing process and to explore identities, as well as the mandating of Indigenous content in the curriculum. She has also explored ways to merge the strengths of Indigenous and non-Indigenous pedagogical practices. Currently she is the project lead on the Indigenous Storybooks project where she is exploring how traditional Indigenous stories can be used to strengthen text-based and Indigenous literacy practices.
She has worked as an educator with adolescents in the K-12 system for close to a decade in both British Columbia and Yukon Territory. She also has experience at the post-secondary level working with Fundamental Adult Learners.
Much of her classroom experience has been working with Indigenous students in a rural setting and with students who are making the transition from rural communities to larger urban centres to complete their education.