Theresa Sands is an instructional specialist with the Academic Foundation Initiatives at IPSI. She provides technical assistance and professional development for teachers and instructional leaders across the state. Theresa has a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary education with an emphasis in early childhood, a Master of Education degree with an emphasis in adult and higher education, and a reading specialist certification from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also has mid-management and superintendent certifications from Texas A&M University San Antonio.
She began her career as a teacher’s assistant, transitioning to an elementary public school teacher and then into instructional leadership roles at the campus, district, and regional levels. Theresa also brings knowledge and expertise in areas such as dyslexia, instructional rigor, response to intervention, and teacher and principal standards.