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Faculty Friday - Sandra Cirrito

Sandra CirritoOur Faculty Friday Spotlight this week is on Lower Division Learning Specialist Sandra Cirrito! A 21-year teaching veteran, Sandra has been at Community since 2003. She has a master’s degree in special education, and is the go-to person when our young learners need some extra help. She also helps teach our phonics and spelling program, FUNdations. One of her favorite activities is traveling with her family. And despite being raised in Boston, she’s fully integrated to STL, and her favorite team is the Cardinals. Let’s learn some more:

Favorite subject to teach? FUNdations. I love when the children realize that what they learn in FUNdations is helpful not only in spelling words but also when attempting to read new words.

Defining moment as an educator? Seeing the smile on a child’s face when they read a book for the first time.

Community School “claim to fame”? Teaching kids to read

Best CS Memory: When my son started Nursery!

Why Community? Because it’s an amazing place to work!

Favorite spot on campus? The trail

Favorite food?  Bread pudding

Favorite band/musical group? New Kids On The Block

States lived in? Massachusetts and Missouri

Hobbies? Walking, crafting, traveling with my husband and son

Pets? 2 Cats: Conte and Piccolo

Family? Husband John, child Ben

Favorite children’s author? Mo Willems

Favorite memory from your time as a student? When I had surgery in 8th grade and was out of school for 6 weeks. All of my core subject teachers came to my house to visit me for lunch.

What else is interesting about you? I ran the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2002!