Sandy Spreadbury began her career in early childhood when she opened her home as a Family Childcare Provider. Soon after, she saw the need for providers to come together for support on behalf of the many challenges of operating a small business. Sandy was instrumental in starting the first Family Childcare Association in Tampa. As of today, this group provides support, trainings and builds collaborations for numerous Family Childcare Providers.
Currently, Sandy is the Center Director for the Learning Center at St. John in Tampa. Her program focuses on project and nature-based learning environments for young children ages 2 to 5 years of age. Her early childhood program was recently featured on WDEU’s television program Quest spotlighting how children learn best. Previously, while at the Hillsborough Community College laboratory preschool, Sandy and her colleagues’ received SECA’s Honorable Mention for their Nature Classroom in 2013.
Sandy serves on the Executive Board of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) as the Central Gulf Regional Representative. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Hillsborough Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC) as Vice President of Organizational Development. She has chaired events such as the Teacher of the Year, Director of the Year, Children’s Day Events, and Week of the Young Child.
Sandy has two sons, Austin and Dalton. When she’s not working she can be seen gardening, caring for her rescued pets, a Pomeranian named Pepe, Tuki her cat, Lizzy the Spotted Gecko Lizard, as well as two rabbits.
Central Gulf Regional Representative