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Sandi Novak, Ed.S.


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Education Consultant, Presenter and Author  2010-Current


  • Provide professional development and consultation to principals, teachers and schools across the country
  • Author of three professional books published by ASCD and Solution Tree and article in Journal of Staff Development
  • Apply innovation to increase effectiveness of education
  • Hold self to high standards while helping others obtain similar results
  • Present at national, state and local conferences and workshops


Assistant Superintendent     2004-2010

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools

  • Supervised and provided leadership to ten elementary principals and four district coordinators
  • Conducted regular classroom walkthroughs to monitor professional learning implementation 
  • Coached principals to ensure effective practices were occurring throughout the district
  • Managed financials for teaching and learning programs with over two million dollar budget
  • Administered professional development for approximately 500 K-12 teachers
  • Developed a plan, authored and secured a MN grant of approximately $300,000 to enhance math instruction 

Curriculum/Professional Development Director    2000-2004

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools

  • Led curriculum adoption process with annual expenditure of $600,000
  • Planned and led professional development process that aligned to curriculum adoption

Principal  1994-2000

Sioux Trail Elementary School, Burnsville, MN

Wilson Elementary School, Owatonna, MN

  • Provided leadership for teaching and learning
  • Increased test scores through focused professional learning opportunities

Teacher  1975-1994

Vista View Elementary & Hidden Valley Elementary School, Burnsville, MN

Mazeppa Elementary School, Mazeppa, MN

  • Taught Kindergarten, first, second, third and fourth grade students
  • Taught science as a specialist to kindergarten through sixth grade students

EDUCATION:

Education Specialist  May 1991 

University of St. Thomas

Major: Elementary Administration


Master of Education  August 1986 University of Minnesota 

Major: Elementary Education


Bachelor of Science  August 1975 

St. Cloud State University 

Major: Elementary Education


TESTIMONIALS 

“It was rewarding to watch the improved instructional capacity of staff being developed. Sandi is a true professional driven to provide the best learning situation for each student.” – A school superintendent 


“Sandi’s expertise and guidance makes such a difference in the work I do each day.” – An elementary school principal


“Together as a team we are certainly Opening a World of Possible all across our amazing country.” – A Vice President from Scholastic Book Fairs