As first-generation daughters of Liberian immigrants, Sandra and her twin sister are the first in their family to receive college degrees in May 2021. Sandra received her Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Elementary Education from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. With her degree, she received teaching certification in elementary education (K-6), with endorsements in Special Education Generalist and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education.
Over the past five years, Sandra has worked with elementary-age children both personally and professionally. This includes assisting families with a childcare center, substitute teaching, and working as a classroom teacher’s assistant. Her passion is helping elementary students improve their literacy skills.
As an undergraduate, she worked as a Teacher in Residence at Mountain Vista Community School, where she served a diverse population of students. At Mountain Vista, Sandra enjoys collaborating with her peers and learning new innovative ways to meet each student’s unique needs.
As a graduate of DSST Public Schools: Green Valley Ranch, she is proud to start her professional teaching career with Denver Public Schools on the Swigert Elementary School faculty. DPS helped her realize the power of education. She values diversity, community, and building on students’ strengths and interests.