Green STEM Teacher &
Educational Green Roof Advocate
Vicki Sando is the Environmental Science Program Developer and Green STEM teacher at Public School 41, a K-5 grammar school located in Greenwich Village, New York City. 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 curricula, and teaches students "farm to table" agriculture, green building technologies, 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 Green Roof Researchers Alliance.
Ms. Sando recently founded Nausicaa Valley Press, which offers environmentally focused picture books to inspire future generations to create a more sustainable world.