Sarah Wayland is a 20-year resident of Norwalk and a mother of 3 children who attend Norwalk Public Schools (NPS). Sarah has been a persistent advocate for NPS as shown through her work on PTAs, special projects and constantly donating her time to and skills to better the NPS. She was very active in the fundraising drive that led to the building of the Rowayton Elementary Outdoor Classroom and is currently working on the Roton Middle School Gym improvement project. Sarah is currently a substitute teacher for Norwalk Public Schools.
Outside the school system Sarah has been very active with her daughters’ activities, including as Girl Scout Leader for multiple troops over the last 8 years, a volunteer coach for Norwalk Lacrosse, Coach for Girls on the Run of Southeastern Connecticut and a volunteer coach for the Rowayton Football Association. She was recently VP of Communications for the Norwalk Chapter of the National Charity League as well as a long-time volunteer at many of Norwalk’s non-profit organizations and civic associations such as the Red Cross, Open Door Shelter, and Shakespeare on the Sound.
Earlier in her career, Sarah worked for the Assistant General Manager at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. After moving to Connecticut in 1999, she worked as a consultant in Stamford and an executive assistant and an office and project manager for a Greenwich management consulting firm. During this period she also managed the startup of a non-profit foundation for a Greenwich Connecticut investment fund.
Sarah ran for a Norwalk Democratic Town Committee seat because of her genuine passion for her community, its people and its future success. Working on the Democratic Town Committee to help select and elect local leadership is a way to significantly impact the town’s planning and management thereby laying the groundwork for a better future for all of Norwalk.
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, with a degree in Psychology. She was born in Canada and raised between Australia and the U.S. before becoming a naturalized citizen in 2018.