Sandra was born and raised in Mexico City until the age of 19 when she moved to Puebla City. Ever since she was a little girl, she dreamed of becoming a teacher. Teaching became her passion. She started as a Spanish kindergarten teacher in Mexico City in 1987, as soon as she finished her college education.
The love of recreation and outdoor activities made her decide when she was 17 to be a summer camp counselor at YMCA Ihduhapi camp in Minnesota. She worked there for 12 summers! She also got an English teacher degree in Puebla and started working at the American School of Puebla. She worked there for 26 years before moving to the US in 2014.
She moved to Asheville with her husband, son and daughter. She created and started the Spanish Immersion program at WD Williams Elementary School and after two years went back to Mexico. In 2018, West Buncombe Elementary recruited her to start the Spanish Immersion program at their school in Asheville. She worked there teaching Spanish to kindergarteners for 5 years, until her J-1 VISA expired. Then, Fern Leaf sponsored her to become a member of their staff. She is thrilled to be teaching here for her first year, now teaching English again.
Sandra’s motto is to make learning FUN! She believes children learn better if they enjoy fun school activities and feel happy. Sandra is a very active person, in her free time she likes to exercise biking, hiking, taking zumba lessons, going to the gym and swimming. She also likes to spend time being in communication with her daughter Aileen who has a scholarship to study and play basketball for FIU, in Miami and with her son who studies college at BUAP and lives in Puebla, Mexico.