Who We Are
Sandi is a member of the Strengthening Early Education through Data-coaching (SEED) team as one of the Early Childhood Data Coaches. In this role, Sandi supports local education agencies (LEAs) in enhancing their early childhood programs through evidence-based data-driven systems utilizing collaborative change management practices.
Sandi has over 16 years experience in the education field. Her background is very diverse and includes a variety of rural and urban experiences. Prior to joining the team in November 2023, Sandi was an Early Learning Supervisor/Learning Coach for Livingstone Range School Division in Alberta. In this role, she guided schools, the division, and its partners in accessing and coordinating instruction and services that addressed the needs of all students in an inclusive environment. She oversaw all areas of Early Learning Programming including compliance, budget, and assessment. Additionally, she supported early literacy practices across the division, the development of the division's virtual school, and the creation of two divisional early learning programs. Sandi was also an Early Learning Specialist with the Calgary Board of Education specifically supporting preschool and kindergarten children. In this role, Sandi provided support to system leaders, school administrators, and staff around early learning programming, resources, regulations, legislation and board policies for preschool and kindergarten children, and children with identified special needs. Throughout her career, Sandi has led various professional development sessions, worked alongside teachers and administrators to provide coaching within the classroom, and supported decision-making using data-informed practices to guide programming and instruction.
Sandi holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Calgary with a specialization in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, along with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in English and minor in Geography. Sandi values collaboration in supporting students, staff, and families to further enhance instructional design and programming, and is passionate about ensuring equity and access for all learners. In her spare time, Sandi enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband, two daughters, and her dog.