Inside SFS

Paige Sandoz

4th Grade Teacher

Paige grew up in the midwest for most of her life, but spent her elementary years in the Bay Area. She always dreamed of coming back to the place that smelled of eucalyptus and where she could eat an In-N-Out burger by the beach. 

After graduating college during the recession, California wasn’t an option, so she moved to Seoul where she taught English at a Kindergarten for a year. Though she loved Seoul and would miss late night karaoke & BBQ, she landed a teaching job at an American international school in Shanghai where she taught 4th grade for two years. Again, she fell in love with Shanghai and her students there, but she was worried that she had become too accustomed to life as an expat and wanted to return to the U.S. to get teaching experience there.

After applying to only jobs in California, she interviewed with Maggie Weis and Talia Goodkin via Skype (ahead of their time!) and was hired as the teaching assistant for 4th Grade with Talia as head teacher. She fell in love with the SFS community and weaseled her way into landing the 4th grade head teacher position. This will be her 8th year teaching at SFS. She is still teaching 4th grade, but her role is specific to humanities and social-emotional learning.

She is very honored and excited to be part of the Board of Trustees. She hopes to understand more deeply about SFS behind the scenes, learn from this diverse group of people, and also share her perspective as a teacher.