Sandy Grotberg’s work as an educator, trainer, and facilitator in the fields of Conflict Resolution and Diversity Education springs from her Quaker call to “answer that of God in every one,” MLK’s call to build the “beloved community,” and her lifelong commitment to “keep learning… and un-learning.” Recently she helped co-found the local (Chambersburg) group Community Uniting!, which seeks to build bridges across differences in our community, emphasizing Kindness and Gratitude, and she has been active in the Franklin County PA Racial Reconciliation group for the past two years.

She has worked with adults and youth in multiple venues – “Help Increase the Peace” 2-day trainings for over 500 Chambersburg Jr. & Sr. High students, Mediation Training at elementary through college levels, Bullying Prevention Training in several school districts, staff development workshops in educational and medical settings, and ten years teaching courses in “Conflict Resolution” at Wilson College and “Education for Divorcing Parents” classes for Penn State University. She spent time in Kenya from 2003 to 2006 helping to facilitate nonviolence education through the Alternatives to Violence Project, and is awed by the peace-building those graduates are now doing in East Africa.

Besides formal training in the fields just mentioned, some Chambersburg Area High School students also remember her as a Math Teacher and Director of 7 school musicals. She recently became a PA Master Naturalist and is a dedicated grandma to 6 cherished grandchildren.

This profile was last updated July 15, 2019