Sandy Grant is a retired public school history teacher and librarian who worked in the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District for 10 years, after working in the private sector as an IT instructor and project manager. She is also a Literacy Teacher who teaches reading, writing and study skills privately. As a librarian, she has two passions: One is promoting student independent reading by matching a student reader with the “just right” book; the other is teaching research skills to middle- and high-school students, particularly thinking critically about sources of information.
She has lived in Santa Monica for over three decades. While completing a masters degree in Environmental Studies, she served as an appointed official for the City of Santa Monica, as a member of the Environmental Task Force and the founder of the Sustainable City Task Force. As a member of the St. Monica Parish, she currently sings in the 11:30 am choir and attends Jim Finley’s Contemplative Meditation Group. She grew up in Chicago where she attended Catholic schools through college.