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Rayann Sandstrom

LS Math MEd, Utah Valley University
B.S., Brigham Young University

Rayann Sandstrom earned a BS in Health Education with a minor in History Education from BYU-Idaho. While working on her undergraduate degree, she gained leadership experience through serving as president or committee member of various school organizations, giving special focus to community outreach. Prior to these roles at BYU-Idaho, Rayann played volleyball at the collegiate level. She later coached at the college club level. In 2004 she worked at Horizon Elementary in Murray as a teacher in the after school program. During the remaining years of her undergraduate education, she tutored college peers, as well as students at Rexburg High School. Rayann was fully immersed into teaching as a student teacher at Rigby High School. After starting a family, she came to Waterford in 2006 as a tutor in the reading program. As the tutoring program for Waterford’s Middle School expanded, she quickly transitioned to tutoring students of various ages in reading, English, writing, history, and math. She was hired to teach Class IV in 2009 where she fell in love with teaching a classroom of Lower School students. She has served in various capacities, sometimes simultaneously, at Waterford including LS Homeroom Teacher, on the Lower Schools technology committee, as Lower Schools Community Service Leader, and volleyball coach in the Middle School and Upper School. She currently focuses her attention on Math as the LS Math Specialist and LS Math Tutoring Director. She received a MEd in 2023 from Utah Valley University in Teacher Leadership. Her research included Cognitively Guided Instruction and an Integrated Approach to Math Instruction. In addition to her school responsibilities, Rayann and her husband, Justin, are busy parents of two daughters and three sons. When she can find a spare moment, Rayann enjoys playing volleyball, singing, building or refurbishing furniture, decorating her home, and gardening. She has lived in the shadows of the Wasatch Mountains for most of her life and enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, backpacking, and snowboarding.