Sandra Ankier is a New York City area teacher and school administrator with two decades of experience in secondary education. She presently serves as Director of Research and Student Development for the Elmsford Union Free School District in Elmsford, New York. In her current position, Sandra Ankier is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the district’s Special Education and Pupil Personnel Departments. Sandra Ankier’s career in education began in 1991 when she graduated from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, with her Bachelor of Arts in Education and English. For the next several years, she would serve as an English Teacher and a Reading Specialist at several New York City area high schools, including Lincoln High School in Yonkers and Preston High School in the Bronx. During this time, Sandra Ankier was also attending classes herself, emerging in 1992 with a Master of Science in Reading from New York’s Fordham University. Accepting a position at Bronx Middle School 180 in 1996, Sandra Ankier was able to use her master’s degree while simultaneously gaining experience that would prove invaluable in her upcoming career as an administrator. As Middle School 180’s Administrative Intern/Staff Developer/Reading Specialist, Sandra Ankier performed a variety of functions, from mentoring new teachers and maintaining the student database to overseeing the school’s computer technology development and acting as its senior reading specialist. While still an employee of Middle School 180, Sandra Ankier was certified in Staff Development and Administration and Supervision by the College of New Rochelle. Her practical and academic administrative knowledge inevitably led to Ankier’s position as English Department Chairperson at Spring Valley High School and Assistant Principal at Alexander Hamilton Junior/Senior High School in Elmsford. Ultimately returning to Fordham to obtain her Doctorate of Education in 2007, Sandra Ankier undertook her current role at Elmsford Union Free School District in 2008. She is New York State certified as an English Teacher, a Reading Specialist, a School Administrator/Supervisor, and a School District Administrator.