Sandy Wilborn has been in the field of education since 2006.  She began her career as a mathematics teacher with Halifax County Public Schools in Southside Virginia.  She taught at both the middle and high school levels and taught dual enrollment courses through a local community college.

Sandy joined Virginia Ed Strategies in 2013 and serves as the Director of Programs.  She is the lead facilitator for the Rural Math Innovation Network (RMIN), an Investing in Innovation (i3) project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to RMIN, Sandy was a math specialist for the Rural Math Excel Partnership (RMEP) from 2013-2017, for which she was responsible for creating and implementing teacher professional development, assisting with the planning and conducting of Family Math Nights in schools, and providing ongoing teacher support.

Sandy is a certified trainer of the National Math and Science Initiative’s Laying the Foundation Program. She is a co-author on “The Math Learning Gap:  Preparing STEM Technicians for the New Rural Economy” which is published in The Rural Educator.  She has presented at numerous state and national conferences on topics such as motivating students to learn and succeed in math, supporting teachers in a virtual networked improvement community, and the importance of math in high-demand technician careers.

Sandy lives in Alton with her husband, Chris, who is a superintendent with Duke Energy.  They have two daughters, Sydney and Lacey.

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