Mary Vixie Sandy, Ed.D.
Executive Director


Executive Director,  Mary Vixie SandyMary Vixie Sandy serves as the Executive Director of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the nation's oldest independent standards board for educators. As a policy leader with more than 25 years' experience working in higher education and government, she currently oversees public policy related to educator preparation and licensing and directs an agency that awards over 250,000 credential documents per year and accredits more than 250 colleges, universities and local education agencies offering educator preparation programs. 

Previously, Dr. Vixie Sandy served as the Executive Director of the UC Davis School of Education CRESS Center, as an Associate Director of Teacher Education and Public School Programs with the California State University Chancellor's Office, and as a policy analyst for the California Department of Education and the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Dr. Vixie Sandy holds a Doctorate in Education from UC Berkeley, a Master's Degree in Education from UC Davis, and a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Sonoma State University. Her professional focus is on building the capacity of teachers, leaders, public schools and communities to meet the needs of California's diverse student body. 



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Amy Reising

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Erin Skubal, Director 

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