Steve Sandor- Vice Principal



Hello BRICK Peshine Family!

My name is Steve Sandor and I am excited to be here at BRICK Peshine in my second year as the Vice Principal of Instruction for grades Pre-K to 1st grade.  I am looking forward to working with all of you as we continue bringing excellence to the students of Newark. As an assistant principal, I will be drawing upon my all my experiences as a teacher, instructional leader and parent to best serve all the members of the BRICK Peshine family.

During my seventeen years in education I have served in many roles. In my first year of teaching I went oversees to teach English as a Foreign Language to kindergarten students in Taiwan. It was there that I first discovered my passion for teaching and working with students. It also sparked my interest in doing work that supported families and developing communities – interests that led me to build houses in West Africa and visit youth organizations in East Africa through various charities.  When I returned to the United States I began to work on my alternate route certification and found a position at a Catholic school in West Orange teaching 7th and 8th grade. Once I received my full teacher’s certification I was hired as an elementary school teacher in Franklin, NJ. In my 11 years there, I had a chance to work with every grade level in the school from kindergarten to 8th grade and had a role in developing curriculum, creating a school STEAM program and directing several of the middle school musicals.

As I enter my third year as an administrator my main goal is to support you in creating the best open, student-centered learning environment for the members of our school. More importantly, I am here to listen, keep an open mind and provide any assistance that I can. As a parent, I am always conscious of putting myself in the shoes of the teacher, parent and student and promise to hold our school to the same expectations I would want for my own two girls. If you ever have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to email me at or come by anytime to speak to me in person. I am looking forward to another great year. Let’s Go BRICK Peshine!