Sandra (Sandy) L Smith

Master of Arts in Teaching

Sandra (Sandy) L Smith


Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education


ESOL (K-12), Middle School Language Arts, Middle School Social Studies, Multiple Subjects, Reading (K-12)

Endorsements (pending)

Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Education

Teaching Strengths

  • Pending high school authorization / endorsements in language arts, social studies and SPED
  • Enthusiasm
  • Strategies for teaching reading
  • Hard work
  • Caring about students
  • Use of multiple strategies
  • Dependability
  • Leadership


  • Western Baptist College (now Corban University), BS (management & communication)
  • Academic Achievement Award and member of Who’s Who in American Students – 1995
  • University of Portland, MEd 1998 (education leadership - 3.9 GPA)
  • Willamette University, MAT 2012 (3.9 GPA )

Teacher Research Topic

Non-discriminatory and thorough strategies for calling on kindergarten students


Student Teaching (ECE)

  • Hamilton Creek School (K-8th), Lebanon, Oregon

Practicum Teaching

  • ESOL and reading practicums (ELE and ML, Mt Angel); SPED ECE-ML practicum

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Voluntary camp and church youth counseling, teaching and speaking (elementary – high school) Homeschooling
  • 3 years private school teaching
  • ESOL and reading tutoring (private and WESD)
  • Private and public school substitute teacher (ECE-HS, Silver Falls School District)
  • Coordination of summer high school student exchange programs (2 summers)
  • ESOL volunteer adult teaching (Baker Head Start)


Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Mandy Seibert, Hamilton Creek School (K-8th), Lebanon, Oregon

Practicum Supervisors

  • Cheryl Klopfenstein (Elementary Level) , Butte Creek School (K-8th), Silverton, Oregon
  • Terry Woodall (Middle Level), Butte Creek School (K-8th), Silverton, Oregon

University Supervisor