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Dr. Sandy Chambers

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Dr. Sandy Chambers

Sandy Chambers is married and a mother of a middle-schooler and a high-schooler. She is in her second year as Principal of Hortons Creek Elementary in Cary, NC. She is in her twenty-third year as an educator which includes teaching and administrative experience in the Durham Public Schools System and Wake County Public Schools System in North Carolina. She received Bachelor's and Doctorate of Education degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a Masters of Elementary Education degree from North Carolina Central University. She is a TED-Ed Innovative Educator and was invited as a guest to attend the TEDSummit in Banff, Canada, June 2016.

At her previous school, she lead the transformative digital journey from BYOD – Bring Your Own Device to Digital Learning as well as in the evolution stages of implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), a cultural change for student success. At Hortons Creek Elementary, themes of #hawksdoitdifferent and #otherhawksmatter brand it’s reputation in equity and connections to others. Dr. Chambers is extremely passionate about erasing systematic educational structures while growing intrinsically motivated students and teachers. She lives by the Simon Sinek quote “Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.” Her passion also lies within creating opportunities for all students to integrate technology and experience collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking skills through equitable practices daily. Dr. Chambers believes in and strives to become better everyday. But the most important thing you need to know about Dr. Chambers is that, as a former Tarheel Cheerleader, she bleeds Tarheel blue!

Check out this video aired on Education Matters with Dr. Chambers!