Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. University of Maryland M.Ed George Washingtion University National Board Certification (NBCT)
Ms. Sandra Schiffman
Welcome to my fifth grade class! My name is Sandy Schiffman and I am very glad to be your child's teacher this year. I've been teaching at Keeling Elementary School since 1998 when I moved to Tucson. I've lived in many places around the United States and the world including Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Phillippines, and Israel.
Defining Moment in my Education
I was teaching kindergarten Sunday school in Virginia. I had one particular student in my class who was very shy and withdrawn. He rarely participated in story time or the class activities. In December, I was reviewing all of the holidays we had covered so far. This student suddenly started participating and shared all of the items we had discussed over the past four months. That was when I realized that I could positively impact a student and make a significant difference.
Why I Teach at Keeling
Keeling is home. After teaching at the same school for 18 years, I am pleased to find that I am teaching siblings, cousins and whole families. It has been wonderful building relationships with parents, guardians and families over many years.
I've taught 1st grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and now 5th grade at Keeling.