Mary Jean Sandall
Mary Jean Sandall
[Term Expires 6/30/13]
Mary Jean Sandall is a retired and re-wired High School Principal from the Salem-Keizer School District, Salem Oregon, and is currently a consultant under contract with Northwest Education. She works as a school support coach with schools and districts in federal Improvement Status. In her career she was a teacher, a Program Assistant in Curriculum and Instruction and a principal. She retired as the Principal for Secondary Alternative Programs and Roberts High School. Ms. Sandall is one of the original founders of the District online instructional program, SK Online and the high school college duel credit option Early College High School. In SK Online’s short history it received numerous awards including the “Technology Showcase” designation from the National School Boards association. It also received national attention through articles in “The New York Times” and “US News and World Report”. Through Ms. Sandall’s leadership, online instruction was integrated as an option for all students in alternative programs as well as in the neighborhood schools, greatly expanding access and opportunities for students.
Ms. Sandall has presented at numerous state, regional and national conferences including NCCE, National School Boards Technology and Learning Conference, National Association for Gifted Children, Oregon School Boards Association, Confederated Oregon School Administrators, and the Principal Partnerships. She has also been involved in higher education as an adjunct faculty with Portland State University teacher and administrator programs.
Ms. Sandall is active in community service and church organizations including the non-profits, Isaac’s Room, Salem-Keizer Education Foundation, and Salem Inspirational Kids Theater. She was awarded the “Crystal Apple” in 2001 for educational excellence. In 2006 she was given an ISTE/International Society for Technology in Education “Making it Happen” designation by NCCE/Northwest Council for Computer Education. A defining attribute of her career and person is that she is always looking for avenues to successfully connect students to learning and opportunity. “I am infinitely fortunate to have had a career in educational opportunity and to continue to contribute to the educational success of our youth, the greatest resource that we have.”