Education, Journalism, Editing.
Shopping, reading, children and family
The human brain is a complex instrument. Wanting to further her career in Education, Sandra returned to school. She earned her degree and continued teaching for five years.
Unsure of what she wanted to do with her life, and an avid reader and writer, Sandra received a degree in English, with a concentration in Shakespeare and a minor in Journalism.
Sandra Langel was an English and Reading teacher for seven years. Her experience spans three districts and a charter school. She left teaching in order to create change in the industry. Testing has gotten out of control and both students and teachers are miserable.
Sandra loved teaching her students to write and especially enjoyed watching them enjoy reading. She left the profession when her job turned to teaching to a test. She felt confined and felt as if she would never see her students soar or love reading. She began to work to bring back the joy of education.
Along the way, she fell back in love with writing. Writing was her first love and being able to use it to affect change brought her happiness. Sandra has written several letters to the editor and editorials on the subject of High Stakes Testing. She has also appeared on the news to discuss the subject. In addition, she has written letters to principals on the behalf of parents and students as well as to the local school board to exact change.
Story on the local opt out movement against high stakes testing and the toll it is taking on children.