Sandy is a national and international educational consultant with more than three decades of experiences that traverse multiple disciplines: developmental neuropsychology, language and literacy development, curriculum design and inquiry-based pedagogical practices, formative and performance-based assessment, culture and international mindedness in education, and learner variability. Weaving together these multiple perspectives has been a cornerstone of her professional work across a variety of positions—school leader, teacher, mentor, professional educator, researcher, advocate, clinician, and program designer—in a wide variety of settings: higher education; PreK-12 schools; clinical settings; and, not-for-profit organizations.
Sandy’s knowledge of how the mind develops frames her understanding of how students learn and how to apply that understanding to the design of educational practice. Sandy has a B.A. from State University of New York at Albany, a M.Ed. from Northeastern University, an Ed.M from Harvard University, and an Ed.D from Harvard University. Currently, in addition to her affiliation with McTighe and Associates, Sandy works with international non-profits focusing on literacy education and curriculum development.
Areas of Expertise:
- Understanding by Design
- Macro Curriculum Design and Planning
- Curriculum Leadership
- The Brain and Learning
- Literacy and Language Development
- Inquiry-Based Instruction: Thinking to Learn
- Formative Assessments and Performance-Based Tasks
- 21st Century Skills
- Learner Variability
Available for consulting work in:
- North America
- International locations on all continents