Sandra (Sandie) Skordalos has been a secondary classroom teacher in Baltimore County for 28 years. She is currently the Social Studies chairperson at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts where she teaches AP Economics, AP US Government and Politics, AVID and Criminal Law.
Sandie was born in Washington, DC and raised in Dundalk, Maryland where she currently resides. She attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), earning a BA degree in Economics in 1985. She later returned back to UMBC to obtain the necessary requirements for a Social Studies certification. In February of 1988, Sandie began her teaching career in Baltimore County Public Schools. She taught 6, 7, and 8th grade at Lansdowne Middle School, while also acting as the Student Government Advisor. In 1994, she began her current assignment at Patapsco High School where she has taught all grade levels/required courses and many electives including AP European History, AP Human Geography, Women’s History and Films as History. Sandie is a former Dundalk Chamber of Commerce High School Teacher of the Year and Recognition Award recipient from TABCO. As the student government advisor at PHS, Sandie has coordinated with the counseling department to provide a food pantry that serves Patapsco students and the community on a weekly basis.
Sandie is a renewed National Board certified teacher with an original certification in 2000. As such, she has voluntarily worked with the BCPS Office of Certification as well as MSEA to assist others with their National Board candidacy for the past 16 years.
Sandie has served on various county-wide BCPS committees such as the Southeast Area Utilization Study, Principal Evaluation Steering Committee, Southeast Area Jobs Task Force, and Grading and Reporting. Additionally, she has been the chair or vice chair of the Southeast Area Educational Advisory Council for 14 years. On this council, Sandie has had the opportunity to work with members of the BCPS Board of Education to bring awareness to and address issues of concern for students, teachers and parents in the southeast area including overcrowding, discipline, safety and CTE programs.
Sandie is currently finishing a master’s program in Economics at Morgan State University (Spring 2017) and is also in an MBA program at Towson University.