Sandy is passionate about artsPlace and enthusiastic about her involvement in the Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation. Retiring to Canmore, with her husband from Winnipeg in 2014, Sandy has been an active volunteer at artsPlace and participant in workshops, courses and committees since it opened its doors. She is presently Past President of the CMAF.
Her professional career spanned 40 years within the Winnipeg School Division, as a Speech Clinician, Service Director and Assistant Superintendent responsible for Student Services. She lectured in the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Education; and was a guest lecturer and program consultant nationally and internationally. She has a Master's degree in Education and has published several peer reviewed journal articles and is a contributing author of two books.
In 2021, Sandy received the Nellie McLung 150 Women Trailblazers Award, for the impact she made for children and youth within Manitoba's education system, as as an advocate for inclusive practices; championing safe school communities and implementing innovative community programs; having developed a community based family education centre and coordinated adult continuing education programs.
Now retired, she pursues her love of writing and the magic of stories by creating flash fiction, photo stories, and writing family history and a blog under the pen name The Spin Biddy.
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