Sandy Luster

Assistant Professor, Field Experience Director College of Education


Sandy Luster teaches Professional Studies and Teaching Field courses in the College of Education, serves as the Certification Officer, and is the Director of Field and Clinical Experiences. Luster holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Education, both from Auburn University Montgomery. Her professional experience includes more than 39 years; 24 as a classroom teacher, four years as a building-level Instruction/Reading Specialist with the Alabama Reading Initiative, and seven years with the Elmore County Curriculum & Instruction Office as a Curriculum Specialist.

Luster has served as a member of two task forces with the State Department of Education, as well as on school level and district level QAR teams for AdvancED Accreditation in various locations across the United States.  Luster served as Program Chair for the 2010 Alabama Reading Association Fall Conference, two terms as president of a local Reading Chapter, and three terms as chair of the Exemplary Reading Program for the state of Alabama in conjunction with the International Reading Association.  She is a presenter of “Differentiated Instruction”, “How to Assist Struggling Readers”, “Classroom Management”, and “Using Instructional Strategies to Engage Reluctant Students”.

After retiring from public service, Luster came to Faulkner University to share her passion for teaching future teachers. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Danny and visiting her daughter and son-in-law in John’s Creek, Georgia, and most of all her two granddaughters, Charlotte Olivia and Ryan Michelle.

“Being at Faulkner affords me the opportunity to impact future teachers; and in a small way, helping them to impact their students”, says Luster.