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Sandra E. Golden Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Dr. Sandra Golden – Dr. Golden has been in higher education since 1988 and her involvement in community development and engagement spans 20 years. Prior to joining the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland as Associate Director of Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood she taught for seven years at Defiance College. She also provided administrative leadership as the Associate Provost of Graduate Studies and Professional Development. While at Defiance College, Dr. Golden earned tenure and was promoted to Full Professor of Education. Prior to joining the faculty of Defiance College, she also taught for seven years at Notre Dame College of Ohio in their teacher education program and provided administrative leadership for the graduate programs. Dr. Golden has 15 years of experience as a teacher educator and literacy educator. Her research interest includes culturally relevant pedagogy, reading and literacy development, and teacher education.  She has written several book chapters and articles and is the co-editor of Connecting the literacy puzzle: Linking the professional, personal, and social literacies, 2012, Hampton Press. Currently, she is the managing editor of the American Reading Forum Annual Yearbook. She is also the co-founder and director of T-RUTH Academy for Young Adolescent Girls, a reading and writing program to support young girls in developing and enhancing reading and writing skills, promoting self-awareness and self-esteem, and engaging in service learning and project development.