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Sandy Burke graduated from the University of Denver in 2001 and received a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Literacy. She is endorsed in Elementary Education K-6, and during the last 11 years taught, co-taught, and worked as a para-professional in a variety of learning environments--ranging from a Head Start, Play-Based Pre-School to a private International Baccalaureate (IB) school for gifted children. Her experiences, in both public and private education, have been amazing; however, at this point in her career she transitioned out of the classroom to enter into a more administrative role, while still being actively involved in the educational community. Sandy is the Office Administrator for the Kennedy Institute. In this role, she provides administrative support to the directors, staff, and students. Sandy is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the office, which include but are not limited to the following: updating manuals, processing direct pays, managing multiple p-cards, ordering technology, print purchases, and troubleshooting issues surrounding technology. Her passion for education makes this an ideal working environment, as she is a part of supporting the research that identifies a cost-effective approach for promoting and sustaining the educational success of vulnerable children from early childhood through post-secondary education.