Chief Learning Officer, Washington STEM
Sandi Everlove is the Chief Learning Officer at Washington STEM. In this role, Sandi leads efforts to generate and share knowledge of innovation in STEM teaching and learning. In addition to working with funded partners to document insights and lessons learned, Sandi identifies and promotes promising practices from around the state, the nation, and internationally.
Prior to joining Washington STEM, Sandi founded TeachFirst where she led the development of innovative multimedia and face-to-face tools and resources to support teacher learning. This included producing hundreds of online videos that demonstrated research-based instructional strategies, facilitator guides, discussion protocols, leadership resources, and student shadow protocols.
A passionate advocate for children, Sandi brings on the ground experiences to her work in STEM education. She is an award-winning high school chemistry teacher with Seattle Public Schools and received the Washington State Golden Apple Award in 1998. Through a U.S. Department of Education grant, she wrote and piloted a number of innovative science courses including an award-winning high school science ethics class. Her efforts extend internationally including creating and leading professional development courses for teachers in Guatemala.
Sandi co-founded the Lake Washington Girls Middle School, the first nonprofit, secular all girls’ middle school in Washington state. She has also served on the Mount Baker, Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship committee for over 20 years.