Ms. Saunders' interest in public education started many years ago when she was actively involved in her children’s education by being The Chairperson of the Parents’ Association for the School District of Philadelphia’s Head Start Program. During her affiliation with The Head Start program, Ms. Saunders participated in a partnership with Univ. Of Penn to develop a functional study of Head Start students and how to tract their success, she has also been involved in the decision making process on just about every level of the Head Start, including renaming sites, opening new sites, qualification criteria, hiring procedures, and even disciplinary issues. Ms. Saunders work experience are in the field of Human Services, of which she worked many years in a supervisory capacity at several different agencies, including: Lynch Community Homes, of Montgomery Co. (Kencrest) where she supervised several CLA (community living arrangement) and she also worked for a division of Overbrook School for the Blind, supervising a sheltered workshop program for individuals who were hearing and vision impaired.
Ms. Saunders is passionate about children being able to receive a quality public education. She feels both honored and privileged to be able to serve on the Board for several schools of The American Paradigm Schools. Ms. Saunders is a proud parent of two children – both who are alumni of First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter, the first American Paradigm School.