Find the Joy in learning


This site is dedicated to building high trust relationships in the classroom and beyond!

My Beliefs

Find the Joy supports educators craving professional learning and resources that they can immediately put into practice and impact student learning and create bonds, threads, of long-lasting relationship – relationships that can withstand the test of time – not just 185 days of classroom instruction. Believing that the science of learning, teacher craft/technique, and technology are important.

2021 was a year like no other. Educators and families faced unchartered obstacles—all while their role in young people’s lives became even more critical.
Time and time again during the last year, I saw the way people and organizations came together and reimagined what it meant to support children, youth, and families. “Together” we can be there for our children.


Collaborative Classroom:

Founded in 1980, Center for the Collaborative Classroom conducted seminal research on social development. Collaborative Classroom has evolved into a partner for schools and districts that is dedicated to transforming the school experience, developing students, and empowering teachers as they engage students.

Pacific Learning:

Pacific Learning is the dedicated provider of PreK–8+ literacy solutions including Spanish K-5 Literacy. Our supplemental resources are research-based and designed to increase instructional excellence and student achievement. We specialize in literacy resources in the following areas: Spanish and English early literacy, Spanish intermediate comprehension, English comprehension, differentiated instruction, small group reading, interactive technology, intervention, and parent involvement.


Booksource is a leading provider of classroom libraries for school districts, literacy coaches and classroom teachers across the country. We are experts in children’s and young adult literature for the classroom and have spent decades helping build thousands of classroom libraries that fit every classroom need imaginable. We can help you choose just the right book to engage every student.

A Word

From Sandra

“I believe in integrating nurturing, safe, inclusive, trusting environments where we work together, shoulder to shoulder to create circles of trust. Together we can experience learning at a new level of awareness that sparks curiosity and engagement. “

– Sandra Welander


Professional Learning


Years Experience

Get In Touch

Facilitating Education Partnerships
in Washington, Oregon, Alaska

Location: Seattle, Washington

Telephone: (425) 761-2193


School Hours: M-F: 7am – 7pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

At Find the Joy LLC, we value all people as unique individuals, and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to education.  As such, we have a strict non-discrimination policy.  We believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law and respect.