Sandra E. Clifton, M.Ed., PCC

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After teaching high school English, speech, and drama in public schools for ten years, Sandra moved from Indianapolis to New York City and joined an amazing team of teachers at Prep for Prep, a non-profit organization that prepares talented minority scholars for placement in independent schools. Continuing her work as an upper school educator in NYC, Sandra taught at the Professional Children’s School, Poly Prep Country Day Upper School, and Packer Collegiate Institute while earning credentials to become an ICF-accredited professional life coach. Ms. Clifton then became certified in Emotional Literacy at Yale University, where she served as a Program Coach and Master Trainer for two years. In 2006, Sandra opened the Clifton Corner: An Academic Coaching Center, a private practice of educational therapy in Park Slope.

The Clifton Corner is a safe space of learning to support overwhelmed students who struggle with issues of perfection, motivation, organization, learning differences, and self-esteem. Through the tools of Social & Emotional Learning, mindfulness, creativity, leadership and positive psychology, Sandra promotes self-discovery and personal accountability to help young people transform their identity to reach new goals of intellectual and personal growth, from middle school through college.

As a Professional Member of the Independent Education Consultants Association (IECA) and Associate Member of the Association of Educational Therapists (AET), Ms. Clifton guides Brooklyn parents through curriculum decisions and school transitions to create more joy in the journey of learning, and serves as an independent consultant at NYC schools and organizations to help create a positive learning environment through seminars and professional workshops. Currently NYS-certified in 7-12th English Language Arts and pending certification in Special Education, Sandra advocates for the unique needs of Highly Sensitive Students, and has been featured as an expert speaker and panelist by The Child Mind Institute, Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, Packer Collegiate Institute, Fordham University, WPIX, and CBS.

Founder & Director, Clifton Corner
162 Montague Street, Suite #200
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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