Green STEM Teacher &
Educational Green Roof Consultant
Vicki Sando is a Green STEM teacher at Public School 41, a K-5 grammar school located in Greenwich Village, New York City, and an educational green roof consultant. In 2003, she initiated the school garden program, and in 2006, she founded The GELL Project, a Green Roof Environmental Literacy Laboratory which opened to students in 2012. Working with various industry leaders, Ms. Sando fosters partnerships, develops and teaches STEM and green roof curricula, sustainability, and wildlife conservation.
She has a BFA from Parsons School of Design and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Touro College. Also, Ms.Sando completed the Certificate Program in Conservation and Sustainability at The Earth Institute at Columbia University and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities training courses. Ms. Sando is the Education Working Group Chair for the New York City Green Roof Researchers Alliance.
Ms. Sando founded educationalgreenroofs.org, which provides information about the benefits of green roofs on school buildings. She authored the children's book, "What Is a Green Roof?" which made Kirkus Review's Best Books of 2020 list.