Dr. Sandilos' research focuses on identifying ways to make schools and classrooms more welcoming and supportive environments for students and teachers. More specifically, her scholarship examines (a) the importance of quality teacher-child interactions and relationships for the educational outcomes of diverse learners and (b) methods for better understanding and supporting teachers’ own professional well-being. She earned a B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University, as well as an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in school psychology, also from Penn State. She also holds certification as a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP). Prior to joining us at COE, she was an assistant professor of school psychology at Temple University's College of Education and Human Development; in addition, she conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and at Temple's Department of Communication Sciences Disorders.