Occupation: Holistic educator of underprivileged children
Sandy is passionate about teaching children self-awareness, self-love, emotional regulation, nutrition and health. She has worked as an elementary school teacher for the last 7 years, but she’s no normal teacher. She asked to be placed in a school in the inner city of Surrey with children who have the most severe behavioural and mental health challenges and special needs, as that’s what she finds most rewarding. Her ultimate goal is to create a center where children are given a more holistic approach to education that encompasses mind, body and soul.
What are your plans for 2015?
Sandy plans to continue to expand the impact she’s having with young children with special needs and their families outside of the classroom.
A trip to Bali and Cambodia in the spring.
Getting better at Guitar & photography!
She continues to shred (in the gym) and improve her physique…
What cause do you support the most?
I have a soft spot for children and have a strong desire to support and help them in any way possible. I coach and volunteer for as much as possible within the school community, including coaching basketball.
What is your most interesting dating story?
I was having dinner with a new man who flew in from a far-away destination just to hang out. He did some research and found out my favourite bottle of wine from a friend. It was sitting at the table decanted when we arrived at the restaurant, I was blown away.
What do you look for in a potential partner?
A sense of humour in a man is so important, especially when the breaks don’t go your way. Life will always bring ups and downs so being able to make light of the hard times and laugh through it is a key to their success and my heart.
One idea to improve Vancouver’s dating scene?
I’m so over meeting guys via nightlife. Organize meaningful and healthy activities during the day where people can get to know each other: hikes, bike rides, hanging at the beach, bon fires…
What is your Deal Breaker?
A deal breaker for me is a man who exudes an air of cockiness and arrogance. If you carry yourself in a way that screams “I am god’s gift to women” I will turn and run in the other direction.
What is your Achilles Heel?
A sense of humour is definitely my Achilles Heel. A man who can make me laugh and keep up with my sarcasm and wit will have me disarmed in minutes. That coupled with kindness and intelligence is the ticket!
Favourite Vancouver hotspot on a Friday night?
On Friday nights I often keep it super low key with Whole Foods a possible gym session and movie. If I’m out and about I’m likely enjoying a glass of champagne or wine at a lounge somewhere downtown.
How do you feel about books that teach men to be “pick up artists”?
I feel that there is a huge difference between “Pickup artists” and good men that want to learn how to communicate better with women. My impression is that Pickup Artists are losers who lack self worth and seek women as a means to validate themselves. But if a man just wants to learn how to feel more confident and approach girls he’s genuinely interested in, then its cool.
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