Connie Sanchez is currently the executive director at Unity Charter School. She is a collaborative educational leader who leads the staff in curriculum development, implementation and revision, ensuring that teaching methods support core curriculum requirements and meet the ecological and sustainability missions of the school.
Connie Sanchez is also a highly qualified instructor and professional development consultant. She is experienced in STEM curriculum and as a language arts literacy interventionist. She was a Peer Instructor with the Merck Institute for Science Education where she was also a member of the science leadership team. Prior to joining the Elizabeth Public Schools, Connie was a National Training Officer and a National Development Officer with Smith Barney where she did curriculum development and implementation for financial advisors and worked with managers and subject matter experts across the country, developing professional development. She is trained in adult development and effective in developing and delivering adult training programs that are engaging and effective. Connie has received awards and grants for Technology Innovation in Elizabeth and was honored as a recipient of the 2011 Keys to Excellence Award in Teaching for superior scores on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge Test in science.
Connie is a graduated of Columbia University where she obtained her EdM and Texas A&M where she obtained her MBA. A New Jersey native Connie is also a member of the Emerge NJ class 2016 and has served on various local and national non-profit boards.