Sandee Kastrul

About

Sandee Kastrul is president and co-founder of i.c.stars, an innovative nonprofit leadership and technology training program founded in 1999 to prepare inner-city adults for technology careers and community leadership.

Prior to i.c.stars, Sandee’s experience as an educator, diversity trainer, educational consultant and a performing artist drew her creative talents to the forefront. Her accomplishments include designing a comprehensive science and civics interactive program for GED students at Jobs for Youth, implementing a professional development program with Harold Washington College Career Center, developing experiential learning modules for over 70 schools and creating artist in residency programs as well as training artists to work in classrooms for arts organizations.

Sandee was active in developing and enhancing the simulation-based curriculum for i.c.stars student interns, which integrates leadership development, technology training and business skills in an intensive four-month “boot camp” training model. To date, over 300 students have graduated through the program. Additionally, as a consultant for the Illinois Resource Center, Sandee provided School Corporations with diversity training and cross-curricular teaching methodologies throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Sandee is a proud board member of PAVE and Black Sphota Cocoon and past board member of CTCNet Chicago.

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