Faculty & Staff: Sarah MacFarland

455 CPS


    M.S. in Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2008
  • B.S. in Sociology & Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2000


  • EDUC 356 – Individual Assessment
  • EDUC 378Parent, Home, and Agency Involvement in Educating Children and Youth with Disabilities
  • EDUC 365Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families
  • EDUC 366Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Preschool Children with Disabilities and their Families
  • EDUC 367Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Children with Disabilities in the Primary Grades


Sarah MacFarland has been working with young children and families since 2000. She began her career as a home visitor, working with at-risk families. Sarah has also worked as a service coordinator for a birth-to-three early intervention program and as a bilingual preschool teacher in an Even Start Family Literacy program. From 2006-17, Sarah taught early childhood special education in public schools. 

Areas of Interest

  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Inclusive Preschool Practices
  • Play-Based Instruction

Professional Presentations

  • MacFarland, S. (2017, June). An Adoptive Family's Perspective on Attachment and Child Development. Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health Conference, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin