Communications Director, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy

Sarah Brantley joined the Center for Child and Family Policy as communications director in July 2018. Previously, Brantley was a senior associate at Whiteboard Advisors, a strategic consulting firm based in Washington, DC. In this role, she led communications strategy, media relations, and social media strategy on behalf of a diverse group of education clients, including an education research nonprofit, a national coalition of public research universities, higher education technology startups, and a scholarship granting organization. Prior to Whiteboard, Brantley worked for CommunicationWorks, LLC, a public affairs firm where she advised K-12 and higher ed accreditation agencies and nonprofit membership organizations on traditional and digital media campaigns, drafting blogs and marketing collateral, as well as logo development and branding.

Brantley's experience supporting early-stage organizations began when she first worked with a health IT start-up company in Arlington, Virginia, managing marketing and external relations.

Brantley earned her BA in communications at North Carolina State University. She is a graduate of the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Education Policy Fellowship Program and also holds a credential in Digital Marketing from General Assembly.