Associate Clinical Professor
Title: Associate Clinical Professor
Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates TCPCG
UConn – Waterbury
Educational Administration, University of Connecticut, School of Education, 1997
Dissertation topic: Resiliency of Successful High-Risk Females in an Alternative Setting.
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
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
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.
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
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
Diversity Committee Neag School of Education (2012-2013)
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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