for School Board
Sandra, a 23-year resident of Bolingbrook, was born in Chicago and has lived in five different communities in Illinois. She moved to Bolingbrook when her husband Paul accepted the call to be the pastor at New Life Lutheran Church.
The Carlson's brought three sons and a dog with them to Bolingbrook. The family has grown and now includes three fabulous daughters in law and two grandchildren, AJ and Hope.
Sandra is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She earned a master's degree in counseling from Northern Illinois University in 1994. She earned her Ed.D in counseling in 2010 from NIU.
Since the year 2000 Sandra has operated a counseling practice in Bolingbrook and has been privileged to serve the community ever since. Sandra's love of children makes her a passionate advocate for quality education and as a mental health counselor she understands the challenges our children face in the 21st century.
She believes that schools are crucial to the health and wellbeing of children, and the communities they live in. Sandra wants to serve on the school board as she believes that education saves lives, as it saved hers.