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The Avodah Blog

Introducing DC Director Sandra Hinderliter

We’re delighted to welcome Sandra Hinderliter as the new director of our DC site.

rsz_hinderliter-sandra-headshotSandra most recently served as  a Manager of the Changemaker Schools Network for Ashoka where she’s been working with schools on their Empathy Initiative.  Sandra managed partnerships, engagement and connections with over 60 schools that are nationally recognized for their work in social justice through a strong focus on cultivating empathy.  Sandra also currently serves as volunteer program manager at Reading All-Stars where she has generated critical resources to sustain and grow a program that pairs elementary school students with community volunteers to build literacy skills.

Previously, Sandra served as Manager of Teacher Leadership Development at Teach For America in Miami where she supervised 40 elementary and secondary teachers who taught an array of content areas. She managed, coached, and developed teachers in the areas of setting direction and vision, managing team execution, and conducting analyses to monitor progress. She also worked closely with the TFA development team, stewarding key stakeholders and helping to secure additional financial support. Prior to that, Sandra was a TFA fellow and kindergarten teacher in Miami.

Sandra earned her BA in International Studies and Asian Studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Masters in education and social change at the University of Miami.  She is also currently working towards a Masters of Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Sandra is most excited about bearing witness to the DC corps members’ growth in their identities, and impact as social justice leaders whose work grounded in Jewish values.

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