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Name: Sandy, Mary Vixie
Current Position: Executive Director

With more than 20 years of experience in California education policy, Mary Vixie Sandy returned to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing in November 2011 as executive director.

Sandy has a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Sonoma State University and a master of arts in philosophy in education from the University of California, Davis. She began her career as a consultant with California’s Department of Education, working on the state’s model curriculum standards, before joining the staff at the California Postsecondary Education Commission. She conducted policy research, assisted with the administration of the Eisenhower Mathematics and Science State Grant Program, and participated in legislative and analyis and advocacy.

Sandy joined the teacher credentialing commission in 1992 as grant manager, policy analyst and program evaluator, eventually becoming a senior manager in policy and program development where she helped establish substantive reforms in teacher credentialing. She left the commission in 2004 to become associate director of Teacher Education and Public School Programs for the Chancellor’s Office at California State University.

Sandy was executive director of the Cooperative Research and Extension Services for Schools (CRESS) Center in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis from 2007 until her selection as CTC executive director.


Mary Vixie Sandy Appointed Executive Director of Teacher Credentialing Commission (Press release) (pdf)

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