A long-time commissioner appointed by Mayor John Carusone, Sandy has taught in the public school systems of East Haven and in Hamden at both the middle school and Hamden High. While at the high school, she started the SADD chapter and became a national speaker on the topic of "Single Parents and the Schools." She has published numerous articles on the subject.
Sandy is the mother of two adult daughters: Debbie who has made her a proud grandmother and Karen who is an accomplished artist whose work has won national and international recognition. For the past twenty years, Sandy has been a travel agent.