Sandra K. Looper North Seattle Community College
Sandra Looper is Adjunct Professor at North Seattle Community College in Seattle, Washington, in the Parent/Family Division. She currently teaches two online education classes: Special Topics for Parents of Young Children, and Violence and Children Through UniversalClass.com. She also provides inde-pendent consulting and speaking for various organizations and serves as an online expert for The School Page. She has been a presenter and speaker for more than 150 professional development programs, with special interests in the areas of positive school climate, parent involvement, attitude and motiva-tion, team building, technology, effective teaching, and portfolio development. She began an independent consulting business, Teaching From the Heart, in 1992, and is a certified trainer for On the Way to Success With Early Prevention of School Failure as well as an instructor for Parenting With Love and Logic. An educator for 31 years, Looper has a B.Sc. in elementary education and an M.A. in counseling. She is certified as an elementary teacher, principal, and counselor, and has taught graduate and undergraduate university classes in school administration, early childhood and parent education, and curriculum and portfolio development. She served as Associate Director of an innovative elementary education program called Teachers Educating and Motivating Students (TEAMS), in which public school mentors, university students, and faculty worked collaboratively to better prepare education students for the “real world” of teaching. She has presented numerous papers on the role of portfolios through the TEAMS Project, as well as on the importance of mentoring. She has written articles for The Teacher Educator, Principal, Connections in Education, Baseball America, Learning PK-8, and many local newsletter and online articles.