Phone: 520-344-3580


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. University of Maryland M.Ed George Washingtion University National Board Certification (NBCT)

Ms. Sandra Schiffman

Welcome to my fourth 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 the Amphitheater School District 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 I had one particular student in my class who was very shy and withdrawn.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 Amphi Academy Online K-12

After teaching at the same school for 22 years, I wanted to explore new types of learning both for my students and myself.

Prior Experience

I've taught 1st grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade at Keeling Elementary School.  This is my second year of teaching 4th at AAO.