Who is Sandy Tarantino?

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Hi there! I am a sixth grade social studies and science teacher. My teammates are Andrew Beasley and Scott Kessler. I joined the team here at North Windy Ridge School in 2015. I started my career in Colorado, where I received my master’s in Curriculum and Instruction and taught in Jefferson County Schools. I moved here in 2001 and joined Buncombe County Schools at W.D. Williams Elementary where I taught fifth grade. I went to Evergreen Community Charter School to be their Information/Learning Technology Facilitator and stayed for four years. In 2008, I received my National Board certification. I then spent three years at home with my two sons. In 2009, I did a year at Francine Delaney in fourth grade and then went to Asheville City Schools to be an Intervention Specialist. I held that position for three years before requesting a return to the classroom in 2013. This coming year will be my 22nd  year in public schools (yikes!). I love being on the Buncombe County Schools team!

Mr. Kessler,  Mr. Beasley and I can't wait to meet this next group of students and their families!

We will be having two meet the teacher events on Thursday 8/19 from 4-6 and then again on Friday 8/20 from 11-1. You can find our supply list here

Please join our class on Remind and fill out this form to provide your contact information. Please enter your name like this Your Name (child's name). So I would enter mine Sandy Tarantino (Vance Tarantino). This helps us keep confidentiality in our messages.

You can also email me at 
sandra.tarantino@bcsemail.org any time. School calendar information can be accessed by clicking the icon to the top right.