Staff Spotlight

Barbara Sanders

Education Specialist

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What's your name?

Barbara Sanders

 

What is your position at SSCS?

Education Specialist

 

What did you do prior to SSCS?

I was a classroom teacher for over 10 years.

 

When did you start with SSCS?

I started in October, 2012

 

Where did you grow up?

Southern California: Burbank, North Hollywood, and Palmdale.

 

Where did you go to college?

I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of LaVerne, and my master's degree from California State University, Sacramento

 

What city do you live in?

Elk Grove

 

What area(s) do you serve?

Sacramento and Yolo counties

 

What do you think is/are the best thing(s) about SSCS?

I love how well I get to know the families I work with. It has been so special to see my students learn and grow throughout the years. Also, I appreciate how our school works collaboratively. Even though I work from home, I don't feel alone and know that I have many people I can count on for help and support.

 

Do (did) you homeschool your kids?

Yes. My youngest graduated from SSCS in May.

 

What is your favorite curriculum?

I don't have a favorite, but I like curriculum options that include projects, hands-on opportunities, and thematic units.

 

What is your favorite read aloud book?

Two of my favorites are "Over in the Meadow" and "Bad Day at Riverbend".

 

What is your area of expertise? (dyslexia, autism, reading, etc.)

Language and literacy

 

What is your dream summer vacation?

My dream summer vacation is to visit Rhodes, Greece. I want to spend time with my family that lives there and see the beautiful beaches.

 

What is your favorite subject to teach?

I became an elementary teacher because I knew I wanted to teach, but couldn't pick a favorite subject. I am so grateful I get to teach them all here at SSCS.

 

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like spending time with my family and pets, going to the beach, and reading.

 

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