Mr. Sando currently serves as the President of North Wales Borough Council. He has also served on the North Wales Borough Zoning Board.
He served as President on the Executive Board of the National Council on Teacher Retirement, the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System, the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Bucks & Montgomery Labor Management Health Care Consortium and is a member of the National Education Association’s Trustee Caucus.
He serves as a Founding Trustee of the Trustee Leadership Forum of the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Jim has been a public school teacher for 38 years. He worked for Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Education and most recently worked for the Wissahickon School District in suburban Philadelphia. He holds a master’s degree and has been enrolled in the Certified Public Pension Trustee program through the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems.
Jim had been a frequent guest on the University of Pennsylvania’s public radio program, Kids Corner, as its resident “teacher.” For twelve years, Jim had participated in a variety of NASA education programs. Beginning with a stint at the Langley Aerospace Research Center in the summer of 2000. He and his students have worked with NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers on several projects, most recently with Dr. Scott Smith, head of the Johnson Space Center’s Biochemical Nutrition Lab. Through his work with Kids Corner and NASA, Jim has interviewed astronauts including former Astronaut/Senator John Glenn, Astronaut Sally Ride and many others.
Jim Retired from public education in 2016 and currently works as a Strategic Partnership Manager for Kades-Margolis Corporation, helping public school employees save for retirement.
Married for the 38 years to Neree Aron-Sando, Jim has two children, Sarah and Alexander, and 2 grandchildren, Anthony and Casey.