Cyndi Tercero-Sandoval

Cyndi Tercero-Sandoval

Student Support Services Manager | Phoenix Union High School District

Cyndi Tercero-Sandoval is the Student Support Services Manager for the Phoenix Union High School District. Cyndi has been with the district for over 24 years working in student services and dropout prevention. She actively seeks partnerships that promote student achievement by eliminating barriers to learning and creating social emotional learning opportunities for students to be empowered.

Cyndi is considered a resident expert in dropout prevention initiatives and student support services. She has received several awards for her work with youth and was recently recognized as a White House Champion of Change in 2016. She is very active in the community and serves on several other boards and coalitions that focus on improving youth outcomes.

Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

Participatory democracy creates political equity. Participatory democracy empowers community members to use their voice, promotes collaboration and engagement.

What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

Innovative ideas, networking, success stories that can be replicated in communities, municipalities and educational institutions.