M.A., University of New Mexico
Sandy Pyeatt has been the Librarian for the Middle and Upper Schools since 2019, having previously taught Middle School humanities. Sandy has been working at Carolina Day School since 2001. She assisted at schools in France and on a Sioux Indian reservation, taught at an experiential-environmental school in Massachusetts, helped lead school reform as a teacher at a one-building K-12 public school in northern New Hampshire, and taught an integrated and thematic curriculum in a mixed-grade classroom with no grades at an alternative school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has lived on three continents and traveled to a fourth. Sandy won the Waple Award at CDS and used it to attend the Taos Writing Conference, which she says helped her grow as both a writer and teacher of writing. She has also presented multiple times at the NCAIS conference.
Get to know Sandy Pyeatt:
How would you describe your approach to your job in 10 words or less? "Students and educators engaged in joyful literacy and learning together."
In your opinion, how does the CDS community inspire students to be courageous and curious, wonder about things that they don’t understand, try new things, and develop individual passions? "As a community, we strive to live up to the values of equity, inclusion, and connection, all of which make engagement and inquiry safer and more joyful. We also focus on growing the skills students need to learn and create in our complex and wondrous world."
What personal passion brings balance to your life? "Besides reading (of course) my personal passions include knitting, writing poetry, and playing with my dachshund, Samwise Gamgee."