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Specializing in English language education, Dr. Sandra Calvi currently serves as Director of Research and Student Development for the Elmsford Union Free School District. Dr. Sandra Calvi brings classroom and administrative experience to her position, with particular expertise in reading and language arts. After graduating from Fordham University with a Master's degree in Reading and a Doctor of Education, Dr. Sandra Calvi instructed both students and other educators. As a Reading Specialist at New York middle and high schools, Dr. Sandra Calvi mentored other teachers in reading instruction. Responsible for creating and implementing various curricula, including collaborative teaching courses for students in need of academic intervention, Dr. Sandra Calvi also worked one-on-one with students falling below reading grade level. During her time teaching middle and high school students, Dr. Sandra Calvi also held academic positions at local colleges and universities. In several professorial positions, Dr. Sandra Calvi instructed graduate students in effective reading strategies through courses about content area reading skills, contemporary research in literacy, and diagnosing and identifying reading disabilities. In her current position, Dr. Sandra Calvi develops programs to address the language needs of ELL (English Language Learner) students and obtains government funding for them. Through an innovative Two-Way bilingual program, adopting a 50/50 kindergarten classroom model of 50% English-proficient students and 50% limited English-proficient students, the Elmsford school district will enhance student proficiency in both English and Spanish. Another program initiated during Dr. Sandra Calvi's tenure, funded by grant money, is the ESL Supplementary Intervention Program, which assists students in test preparation required for graduation and offers a college preparation program in conjunction with Westchester Community College.

Work experience

Sep 2002Present

Director of Research and Student Development

Elmsford Union Free School District


Sep 2003May 2007


Fordham University