Learning and teaching are passions of Sandy’s. She has been teaching for over 30 years, including 18 years at Prairie Hill. Besides teaching in public schools for 8 years and tutoring privately, She has been the learning support teacher, assisted in one of the kindergartens, and taught grades 1-8 at Prairie Hill, graduating 2 classes. Her favorite things about teaching are watching students experience the “ah-ha” moment after struggling a bit, and seeing students become confident and excited about being in the world. The Waldorf educational philosophy and curriculum are the perfect tools to help her do that!
After earning her B.S. in elementary education from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, she earned a Masters in Reading Education from the University of Portland (Oregon) and she has her Wisconsin State reading teaching license along with elementary grades 1-8 teaching license. She has completed grade intensives at Rudolf Steiner College, along with training for social inclusion (anti-bullying work) with Kim John Payne and for Teaching Sensible Science through the Waldorf Research Institute.