Theresa Sands a senior field trainer analyst for Academic Foundations at IPSI, where she provides professional development and support for teachers and instructional leaders across the state. Theresa 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. She brings knowledge and expertise in areas such as dyslexia, instructional rigor, response to intervention, and teacher and principal standards. 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.