Ms. Emily Sanders has a diverse experience when it comes to working in education for the past 22 years. She starts the 2022-2023 school year as the Assistant Superintendent at Beaver Area School District. She has served in the roles of an English teacher, assistant high school principal, interim curriculum coordinator, technology director, and a director of academics and innovation.
Her professional journey has included the school districts of Monessen City, West Middlesex Area, Baldwin-Whitehall, Peters Township, and New Castle Area. Ms. Sanders is also an adjunct professor at Waynesburg University and teaches graduate level courses in literacy strategies and curriculum design and development. Her educational background includes a Master of Education in Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh (2006) including certifications: Principal K-12, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Letter of Eligibility (2014); and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with certifications in English and Communications 7-12 (2001) from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
As a Making Spaces Regional Hub trainer, Emily has demonstrated leadership in South Western PA in the areas of Maker Learning, STEAM education, and Design Thinking. Through these experiences, she along with Mrs. Noelle Conover from Matt’s Maker Space, has been able to help local educators grow their Maker Learning and STEAM programs. Above all, Ms. Sanders enjoys supporting and encouraging teachers and administrators to take risks in the classroom in the pursuit of transforming teaching and learning so that students are better equipped to be successful in an ever-evolving world.