I’m a coach who helps parents, kids and educators feel more purposeful, joyful & connected.
Maybe your kids aren’t listening and your time together is stressful (everything’s a struggle!) or you just really want to instill some new family habits and routines.
As a parent your instincts are telling you what’s right for your family – but you’re overwhelmed with all the advice out there, second guessing your daily decisions, maybe even feeling like you’re losing your cool more than you’d like.
As an educator it’s hard to stay positive and engaged, to take what you love about the Montessori philosophy and apply it to yourself and the work you do every day. But I believe in you and want to help you own your worth and bring the peace and happiness that starts with you – back to your classroom.
THIS IS FEELING BETTER WITH YOURSELF,
YOUR KIDS & YOUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY.
Whether you’ve got toddlers or teens, I want to help you learn to trust your own parenting and teaching style, with less stress and more confidence – while learning to listen, communicate and relate with your kids.
I completed my Masters in Education with a specialization in Montessori education from Loyola College in Maryland.
I have both AMI Toddler (birth to 3 years of age) and AMI Primary (3-6 years of age) diplomas from The Montessori Institute of San Diego.
I completed my undergrad education at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!
I have worked in Toddler classrooms (18 months-3 years), Primary classrooms (3-6 years) and in Administration running a Montessori school.
I love working with children and honestly feel like we get each other (maybe I’m still a kid at heart).
I’m big into wellness and believe that diet, environment and level of stress are super important factors in how we feel daily.
I was a Montessori child until the 3rd grade.
"My husband and I reached out to Sandra at a time when we felt we were struggling with our teenagers. We were disagreeing and arguing with the kids frequently and also struggled to get them to help around the house. It really felt like the “teenage years” were in full swing. At our initial meeting, we felt so comfortable with Sandra. We were able to open up to her immediately. She never made us feel badly about our past choices and decisions. On the contrary, she made us feel understood and validated. Even when my husband and I didn’t agree on an issue, Sandra made it okay. She helped us understand how to interact with our kids in a more positive way. Through our sessions, I could feel I was becoming more patient with our kids. My favorite part of the process was when Sandra worked with our kids in our home. I could see that they responded well to the way she spoke to them and trusted them with responsibility. When my children were given the opportunity to excel, they did. I can’t tell you how much working with Ms. Sandra has changed the life of my family and how much I have learned from this experience. Thank you, Ms. Sandra!"
The Gerardo family
“I've been really enjoying my work with Sandra. Though I've been the Director at my school for 10 years, I recognize I always have more to learn and more growth to achieve. I asked Sandra to consult with me as a Director just because I like to brainstorm new ideas with people, it helps me to finalize my thoughts. But I was surprised to find a whole lot more happened organically. Sandra asks questions, she's really, really good at it. She repeats what you say in a different way and then asks you to engage the topic on a whole new level. In my first session with her, I learned things about myself as a person and director that I hadn't known. Pretty much blew my mind. A similar thing happened our second session and I eagerly look forward to our third. She's helped me with ideas, as I hoped, but now I see there's more to engage and learn. I'm so glad to have found her. Sandra is also really great when meeting with families. I had her give a workshop to some new parents. Again, she asked those questions! I'm used to lecturing, telling parents what I think they should know. But I can't wait to try her "tricks" in engaging parents by asking them questions. I see they get a lot more out of the process.”