Head of School
Sandy McCoy, Principal
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Mrs. Sandy graduated from the University of Central Florida (“Go Knights!”) with a Bachelor’s of Science in Anthropology in 2008. Soon after graduating she decided to go into education and taught 8th grade Science for 8 years in Orange County Public Schools. In 2017, Sandy and Ryan, her husband, and their two children Roland and Stella, moved to Key West. This is also when she stumbled upon May Sands Montessori school and fell in love with our school and the philosophy of Montessori education. This exciting new discovery started her on a journey – she became an Upper Elementary Lead Guide for our school and completed her Montessori Elementary I & II credentials from the American Montessori Society in the summer of 2019.
Under the tutelage of the prior Directress of May Sands Montessori, Mrs. Lynn Barras, Mrs. Sandy was able to transition from the classroom into the Administration role. Ms. Sandy has a vision to keep the Montessori Method at May Sands authentic and affordable to all students and families who want to attend.