Sandy is a transplant from Erie, PA, residing in NEPA for over 25 years. She is a graduate of Lock Haven University with a B.S. in Education and certifications to teach both Special Education and Early Childhood Education pre-K-12th grades. Locally, she has worked for the Luzerne Intermediate Unit, the Bear Creek Charter School, and, most recently, the Wyoming Valley Montessori School while raising three children. Before moving to the area, Sandy was a Program Director for the Salvation Army’s Developmental Disabilities Program in Philadelphia, a residential program for persons with disabilities and dual mental health diagnoses, living and working in their communities.
Throughout her position there, Sandy witnessed many challenges that persons with disabilities often have to overcome to become contributing, respected members of their communities. She is excited about the opportunity to continue volunteering and advocating for persons with disabilities in their communities and workplaces. Sandy is as passionate about animal rights as human rights and has fostered and rescued many dogs. She resides in Moosic, PA, with her husband Jay, son Marco, and dogs Ellie, Piper, and Livvy. She also has two daughters, Bella, who attends the University of Pittsburgh, and Ayajan, who resides in Plains, PA, and works for the United States Postal Service.