Sandra K. Athans

Sandra K. Athans

Sandra K. Athans is a practicing Literacy Specialist, featured speaker, and former classroom teacher, with expertise in grades 3 – 8 academic standards. She has worked on hundreds of projects with Educational publishers like Pearson, Rosen, Corwin, Benchmark, Rourke, Straive, Six Red Marbles, and more! She’s written lesson plans, teacher guides, school standards, reader’s theater skits, nonfiction and early readers. She has also published MG nonfiction in the Trade market with Millbrook Press, as well as teacher resource books for Scholastic. Upcoming, she has a co-authored (with Mike Downs) PB series scheduled for release in 2024 with Astra Young Readers. Sandra is a former Regional Advisor for the West Central Upstate NY region of the SCBWI.

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