Sandra Hinderliter. Wife. Dog-mom. Dorchester Community Member. Educator. Advocate. Queer. Latina. Jewish. Born in Brazil to a Mexican mother and American father, Sandra grew up across the three countries.
She has masters degrees in Public Administration and Education & Social Change. During her day job, she works to impact over a million students in Massachusetts through the Department of Ed by ensuring new teachers receive the training they need to be ready to be effective educators for all students on day one.
Sandra entered the education field as a Kindergarten teacher through Teach For America where she also worked on staff in Miami and led initiatives to increase the focus on issues of diversity, inclusiveness, and values-based leadership.
Outside of work, Sandra is proud to serve on the board of New Leaders Council where she is co-chair of the flagship six-month institute where progressives develop their leadership. She also spends time volunteering at a Dorchester homeless shelter and engaging with formerly incarcerated young men who are working towards becoming Personal Trainers.
SPARK IMPACT AWARDS
SPARK Boston is Mayor Walsh’s millennial engagement initiative. Our mission is to engage the next generation of civic leaders and social entrepreneurs in the work of city government. From dedicated public servants to community builders and connectors, millennials are some of Boston’s most impactful citizens. Each year, the City of Boston celebrates the millennial contribution to our city with the Annual SPARK Impact Awards.