Dr. Sanchez is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist. She is also licensed by the SC State Department of Education as a School Psychologist. She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists. She recently retired from the public school system after 35 years of service. She worked as a school psychologist in elementary, middle and high schools before becoming the Coordinator of Psychologists and then the Director of Learning Support Services in Richland School District Two. As director, she was responsible for bringing all of the support services in the district under one umbrella, supervising the nurses, guidance counselors, social workers and intervention counselors. She received awards from the SC associations for school nurses, school psychologists and school social workers.
Dr. Sanchez has long had a passion for the student who does not perform well in school and she specializes in looking at the whole system (school, teachers, family, classroom) in an attempt to discover the resources that can support the student. She believes that a student does well if s/he can. She has had extensive experience in the special education system as well as in regular school classrooms. She has attended many conferences on the topic of learning to read and, in her position as Director, steered the schools to adopt evidence-based programs to teach remedial skills to students in small groups. Dr. Sanchez has also had much experience in assisting families and students in handling emotional and behavioral problems.
Dr. Sanchez graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Psychology, earned her Advanced Certificate in Psychology (Master’s plus 30 hours) at the University of South Carolina and at the University of Strasbourg, France. She earned her doctorate in Educational Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
She enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her 4 children and 5 grandchildren.