Senior Director of Professional Development
Sandra Faria serves as the Senior Director of Professional Development for Teaching Strategies Inc. Sandra has been a teacher, teaching coach and director in community schools and elementary schools in large, urban districts as well as in overseas schools. She began her career in elementary schooling as a director of a pre-kindergarten school in Nigeria and taught Kindergarten through 5th grade in multiple elementary schools. She also has focused on dual language learners with her ELL certification and through personal experience as a dual language learner. Sandra’s current focus is in the design of quality professional development experiences that are based on the most recent research in adult learning and applied learning science. Her hope is that by providing relevant and customizable experiences for educators, their level of professionalism and commitment to the field will be realized through retention rate.