Sandra Benavides was born in Mexico and began working at the Region IV Education Service Center in Houston, Texas in 1983. She started in the Media Department cleaning films for all 52 school districts. In 1991, Sandra moved to the Math Department where she learned all the techniques/tricks teachers use for students to learn and understand Math. Ms. Benavides corrected and edited Math and Science Spanish books for several years. After a successful 29 years at Region IV, Sandra came to work for Houston ISD in the Leadership Development Department in 2013. Ms. Benavides then moved to Human Capital Accountability where she currently supports the Performance Management team and is learning about the Non-Teacher Appraisal System.