Sandra Billings

Associate Clinical Professor

Title: Associate Clinical Professor
Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates TCPCG
UConn – Waterbury

Academic Degrees:

Educational Administration, University of Connecticut, School of Education, 1997
Dissertation topic: Resiliency of Successful High-Risk Females in an Alternative Setting.

6th Year
Administration and Supervision Certificate
Southern Connecticut State University, 1990.

Central Connecticut State University, 1969

Mathematics, Cum Laude, Honors Program, Honor Society
Boston College, 1966
Minors: English and Theology

Certifications (active):
Professional Educator, Math Grades 7-12
Initial Educator Intermediate, Administrations and Supervision

Areas of Expertise:
Multicultural education (sexual orientation, prejudice, diversity)
Pre service teacher education

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Sandra Billings is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Teachers Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG) in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury branch. She has been at the University of Connecticut for seven years. Before coming to UConn she was the Director of Secondary Certification Programs at Fairfield University for seven years and previous to that taught math for 27 years in the Norwalk Public Schools; her last 22 years in an alternative high school. In Norwalk she served as Professional Development Facilitator and has been in involved in Connecticut Teacher certification for over 25 years.   She has been very involved with the state BEST, and TEAM programs as an assessor, mentor, and mentor trainer. Dr. Billings has been very involved in multicultural education and has presented numerous workshops on culture, diversity, prejudice, and sexual orientation to educators nationally and statewide.

University Service

Site Team Visit: Connecticut State Department of Education. Accreditation team.
Central Connecticut State University, March 2015.

Recipient of the Waterbury Faculty Program Funds Committee Award to support a program for the staff, students, and faculty of the Waterbury campus. April 2015. Program Title: The Healing Power of Mindfulness…Cultivating Resilience, Stress and the Mind-Body Connection… Meditation as Medication by Dr. Paul Epstein

University of Connecticut
Founder and Faculty Advisor
Gay/Straight Alliance for students who attend the Waterbury branch of UCONN. 2013-present

Committee Member
Project PREPARE Learning community 2009-2014 Member of Faculty Learning Community to create a model program for instructing English Language Learners for pre-service teachers

Committee Member
Diversity Committee Neag School of Education (2012-2013)


Book Chapter

University of Connecticut: Worked with the Project PREPARE Learning Community for ELL’s to publish a book for pre service educators entitled: Preparing classroom teachers to work with second language leaners: Lessons from a faculty learning community

Routledge (Research in Teacher Education Series)
Submitted August 2013   Tom Levine, Liz Howard, & David Moss (Editors)

Chapter 6   When, where, what, and how much about linguistic and cultural diversity to infuse into already packed courses.   Kaufman, D., Truxaw, M.,Marcus A., Billings S., & Wagner, M.



American Association of Educational Research (AERA) Vancouver, British Columbia, April 2012
Presenter: The Impact of a Faculty Learning Community Approach on
Pre-service Teachers’ English Learner Pedagogy
Presented with Dr. Michael Alfano, Dr. Mary Yakimowski, Dr. John Zack and Dr. Gina Purpura

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Contact Information
Phone203 236 9863
Office LocationWaterbury