Standards for quality instruction and professional development have
influenced her work during her 34 years as an educator in the New York
Public Schools. Sandra Bullock is a retiree with experience
teacher, reading teacher, director of reading, elementary school
director of curriculum, and assistant superintendent for instruction.
Her career began in
1962 as an early childhood teacher assigned to P.S. 15, Queens, New York.
She devoted more than thirty years to serving the children, families,
teachers, and administrators of Community School District 29.
Superintendent for Instruction, Curriculum, and Program
Development, in Community School District 13, Brooklyn, her
included planning and guiding the standards-based English Language Arts
curriculum alignment project New York. Staff development,
and monitoring were major components of this aligned and balanced
philosophy includes the belief (that) continuous professional
growth, for teachers and administrators, must be closely integrated with
practice for effective teaching and learning, successful teachers
successful students, and school-based professional development in the
of the teachers' work are necessary ingredients for effective
program implementation. She also credits the National Staff Development
Council (NSDC) Academy VII as one of her most rewarding professional
She has presented
Balanced and Aligned Curriculum workshops, with David
Squires, at the AERA Annual Meeting and the NSDC Annual Conference and
presently is collaborating with Dr. Squires on planning and
aligned and balanced curriculum project in the Newburgh Enlarged City
District, Newburgh, New York.