To serve as an counselor, director, behavior consultant, therapist, coach, workshop/seminar leader
teacher trainer, parent educator and child and adolescent advocate promoting tools for
educational success, health and well-being, compassionate communication, conflict
resolution, mutual respect, and gender balance. I offer art, music, creative movement,
multi-cultural stories, social and emotional nourishment using "Positive Messages",
"Enlightened Parenting" and "Enchant the Child" Training Programs. Honoring our natural
world, and the interconnectedness of all life, my wish is to bring joy and warmly touch
other's lives in familial, educational and professional settings.
Dedicated Early Childhood, Parent Educator, Teacher Trainer, Founder, Director of five schools with
extensive experience in developing curriculum with foundation for academic strength rich in art,
creative movement, yoga, theater, nature crafts, organicgardening within context of Eco-Literacy.
Green Curriculum, Enrichment Arts Program. Published writer, parenting articles; positive parenting
expert, Enlightened Parenting.
Skilled lead teacher with ability to inspire and direct students while
following needs and ideas of children in creative, emotionally and socially harmonious group setting
of different ages and diverse backgrounds. Maintain good rapport parent parents, co-workers and
Engage students, foster autonomy and enthusiasm for learning. Design flexible,
interactive lesson plans and spontaneously follow children's interest in facilitating emergent
curriculum. Use of ABA principles (Applied Behavior Analysis). Create and assess readiness for kindergarten and 1st grade. Skillful and nurturing with
special needs children resulting in creativity, confidence, cooperation and compassion.
Natural teacher with pleasing personality, empathetic, intuitive and gregarious with
good common sense. Very self motivated with high standards and ability to motivate others. Candid,
confident, relaxed with people, good balance between spontaneity and planning with high level of
professionalism. Very social, quick minded with excellent communication skills and innate ability to
quickly assess people. Good sense of humor, resourcefulness, willingness to take on tasks and follow
through with positive attitude. Open to feedback. Great stamina, enthusiastic, enjoys a challenge.
Administrative, organizational abilities, ample office management experience in marketing and sales.
Enlightened Parenting Seminar Presentations.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:
Master's Degree in Progress - Counseling Psychology, Argosy University, Alameda, CA weekend/online.
BA in Humanities, Emphasis in Early Childhood - New College of California , San Francisco, CA.
Montessori World Education Institute, 2 ½ - 7 yrs. San Luis Obispo, CA Margaret Homfray.
St. Nicholas Montessori Training Center 2 ½ - 5 yrs. Based in London, England certified w/distinction.
Coming of Age Teacher Training at Cycles, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA.
Preschool Administration Course - Kentfield, CA, .
Site Supervisor Course I, Contra Costa County, 2006.
International Transpersonal Association Conference - Spirit in Action: Awakening To The Sacred In Everyday Life"
Spiritual Parenting Speaker Santa Clara, CA.
Naropa Institute - Eco Literacy Course, Joanna Macy, Ken Wilbur, Boulder, CO.
Sonoma State University, Jungian Sandtray Course - Kate Amatruda.
Waldorf Apprenticeship - Bonnie River 10 Year Internship - Rudolph Steiner Training Courses - Sacramento Waldorf.
Waldorf Kindergarten Training - Margaret Meyerkort - Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento, CA.
UC Berkeley Extension - Montessori Course, Ursula Thush, Berkeley, CA.
University of South Alabama - Spanish Courses Intermediate I - III, Mobile, AL.
Educational Consulting, Enlightened Parenting Consulting, Mars Venus Facilitator.
Mars Venus Mgt. Dr. John Gray. Director Parenting Division spearheaded parenting program.
Research & Development, Seminar Presentations (10 yrs. assistant to Dr. Gray in Mars Venus Seminars).
Assisted Dr. Gray significantly with ideas, writing and editing of the parenting book,
"Children Are from Heaven" and related parent workshops taught worldwide. Mill Valley, CA.
Mountain School/Satellite Garden School- Founder, Director, Program Director,
Parent Education Presentations for Enrollment. Full with waiting list after two months in Mill Valley,CA.
Children's Circle Preschool - Founder, Director, Teacher, created first Waldorf Preschool in Sonoma County
adjacent to Summerfield Waldorf School. Curriculum design. Sales and Marketing experience. Positive
parenting presentations. Full with waiting list after several months. Full house for parent evenings every
child represented. Santa Rosa, CA.
Marin Waldorf School - Office Assistant, Founder Appleberry Playgroup- Director,
Created the first Waldorf Preschool program on West Coast, adjacent to Marin Waldorf School.
Program Director. Parent education presentations. Sandra acquired the struggling afternoon program
and it was full with a waiting list within two months under her supervision and efforts.
Children's Corner Montessori School Director. Founder Transitioned to Children's Circle Waldorf
Program,. Full with waiting list within a few months. Sales and marketing experience.
Arts and Enrichment Program, Santa Rosa, CA.
Montessori Academy-Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher. Enrichment Program,
Creative Movement, Yoga, Art, Music. Mobile, AL.
Weinacker's AAA Mini School- Montessori Teacher. Enrichment Program, Creative Movement, Yoga, Art,
Music. Mobile, AL.
REFERENCES AND TRANSCRIPTS: Available upon request.