Sandra K. Athans is National Board Certified literacy teacher and consultant, her educational services focusing on elementary-level literacy. She is also the author of numerous popular teacher books, her areas of expertise addressing:
• Writing Skills and Strategies for the 21st Century
• Common Core Learning Standards
• Close Reading Strategies
• Informational Text
• Differentiated Instruction
• Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, & Small Group Instruction
• Content-Area Reading Instruction
• The Integration of Technology and Literacy Instruction
• Student Motivation
• Teacher Leaders & Team Collaboration
In her professional development workshops, she delivers current, tried-and-tested practices that work in today’s classrooms. She’s a requested speaker and presenter and shares with audiences her successful methods for engaging students, grades K – 6, and improving their experiences and performance in literacy.

She has been awarded over 15 Literacy and Research Grants and has coached numerous teams of teachers who share her passion for student growth and skill development in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Sandra is also a children’s author. Tales from the Top of the World and Secrets of the Sky Caves are two of her acclaimed books. Upcoming, she has a co-authored a picture book series scheduled for release in late 2024 with Astra Young Readers. Writing books and teaching materials for the Educational Market is another of Sandra’s high-interest endeavors. Her newly available book Sell a Children’s Book NOW! Quick Success in the Educational Market (2023) is a standout resource! Enjoy highlights of all of these works by visiting “Children’s Author” in the “Books & Resources” menu tab. In addition to her own creative writing activities, Sandra champions her students’ interests in writing and publishing.


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National Board Certification help? Sandra offers informal review & support for teachers seeking National Board Certification and/or Certification Renewal.