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Sarah Norris, Ed.D., MBA, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

(336) 721-7600


Sarah Norris holds a B.S. in Psychology from Gardner-Webb University, a Master of Education in Counseling and Development from Winthrop University, an MBA from East Carolina University, and an Ed.D.  in Organizational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. Sarah has worked in child welfare for almost 20 years, holding positions with the NC Department of Health & Human Services, as well as at the county level in social services. Sarah joined Crossnore Communities for Children in 2018 as the Child Welfare Division Director and became Chief Program Officer in 2020, where she oversees all child welfare programs and clinical programs and leads programmatic growth and development. In her spare time, Sarah loves to run, work on her art, and spend time with her family. She is married to Steve and the couple has two daughters.