Sarah Stockton is a writer, editor, poet, and spiritual director. As an adjunct faculty member, Sarah taught courses in spirituality and literature at the University of San Francisco for eleven years. Her graduate thesis (MA/Education, San Francisco State University) focused on engaged pedagogy and transformative learning in adult education. Prior to teaching, Sarah worked in college admissions and student services at SFSU, helping new students and returning adults navigate the byways of higher education. Sarah also holds a certificate from UC Berkeley in Drug and Alcohol Studies with a counseling emphasis. As an editor, Sarah has specialized in personal essays and academic writing, including college admissions essays, master’s theses, and dissertations.
While she raised two kids as both a single and married mom, Sarah has also worked as a journalist, blogger and essayist, covering the topics of parenting, higher education, addiction and recovery, spirituality, and cultural commentary in such venues as Presence: the Journal of Spiritual Directors International, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the San Francisco Chronicle, America Magazine, and various dotcoms. Sarah published a collection of essays on becoming a spiritual director in 2004, and A Pen and a Path, writing as a spiritual practice in 2005. Sarah is a member of Spiritual Directors International, the professional organization for spiritual directors. She is currently working on a hybrid prose/poetry collection which is centered on the theme of chronic illness.