Human Development and Family SciencesUniversity of Texas at Austin

Sarah Ozuna, MS

Assistant Professor of Practice

Sarah Ozuna is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Master Teacher at the Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin. Sarah works with young children helping their development across all domains. She helps their families understand child development and practically apply positive guidance in their daily lives. She also helps undergraduate and graduate students understand child development and practically apply knowledge to real world settings.

Sarah believes in the well-rounded child, that children should receive nurture and guidance across developmental domains, however, Sarah believes that in order for humanity as a whole to be cohesive and kind, an individual’s social-emotional development must be a priority during their growth as a person. Social-emotional skills must be developed and nurtured from infancy throughout the lifespan. These skills, that are developed at a young age, can affect a child’s development across domains and their relationships for the rest of their lives. Sarah believes her role as a teacher should be to help nurture the development of the well-rounded child and give them the social-emotional skills to be productive members of humankind.

Sarah holds a Master’s of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences with a concentration in Family and Community Services from Oklahoma State University. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences with a concentration in Early Childhood from The University of Texas at Austin. She has also completed Play Therapy certification coursework from The University of California at San Diego.