Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Empress M. Sanford


Hello Family! 

I am Empress Sanford, your favorite biology teacher. I have had the pleasure to be a part of the DPS Family for six years and counting. I currently teach biology in Academy 9, and the department chair of science. I am a proud graduate of an all-girls HBCU known as Bennett College located in Greensboro, NC. I also have recieved a Health Science certification from Liberty University. I currently live in Halifax County with my two beautiful children and two furbabies. I enjoy working with others and supporting my students to the best of my abilities. If I am not in my classroom, you can find me on the sidelines coaching the GWHS junior varsity cheer team. I love music, reading, and traveling.


My life motto is "Never snack on your seeds." Meaning, that you should always be willing to share your knowledge/gifts with others to promote growth around you. As your child's educator, I will do my best to ensure that y(OUR) child succeeds this upcoming school year. If you need me, please reach out via email.