Dr. Sandra Beauvoir-Soto

Sandra Beauvoir-Soto

Dr. Sandra Beauvoir-Soto is a presenter, facilitator, and education consultant. She is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and a New York Academy of Public Educators member. Currently, her consulting work centers on supporting administrators and faculty to implement best instructional practices in K-6 classrooms. Her work is guided by the belief that the educator’s role is to help all learners discover and master their gifts and talents.

Dr. Soto recently retired from the NYC Dept. of Education after 27 years of service. She held several roles before becoming the founding Principal of PS 705 in 2012, including Literacy Coach, District Staff Developer, and New Teacher Mentor. As Principal, Dr. Soto led her staff through the International Baccalaureate Authorization process, becoming the first IB Public School in Brooklyn. She built a positive school culture through innovative practices like teacher-led cross-grade enrichment modules and a recess restoration station run by social work interns. The partnerships she created with the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (NYPSI) provided psychiatric support to her students and their families.

Dr. Soto earned a B.A. from Boston College and her M.B.A. from George Washington University. After a career in retail, she transitioned to the field she had always been passionate about; education. While teaching, she earned an M.S. in bilingual education from Long Island University and holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the Sage Colleges. One of her areas of expertise is school integration, particularly, supporting students of color in multi-racial spaces. Dr. Soto is a mother and a grandmother. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband of 30 years.