SDR Educational Consultants was founded in 1999. SDR's team of experts have a combined 70+ years of experience in international and comparative education and as professional translators, as well as trainers and consultants in the field.
Sandra enlisted in the United States Peace Corps before teaching English at the Venezuelan Ministry of Education and Ministry of Defense from 1964 to 1972, becoming a Chairperson of the English Department there. Since then, Sandra has taught English as a Second Language and Spanish at the University of Houston and served as Director of International Students at the University of Houston Downtown, co-founded SpanTran Educational Services, and advised international students at Rice University before establishing SDR Educational Consultants in 1999. As a comparative education researcher, Sandra has authored country profiles for the AACRAO’s Electronic Database for Global Education and NAFSA’s “A Guide to Educational Systems Around the World.” She has given numerous presentations, including papers at NAFSA, AACRAO, and other conferences and meetings, served as a Trainer in NAFSA’s Professional Development Program, mentored at the NAFSA Academy, and received several Certificate of Recognition Awards, an Outstanding Service in International Education Award, and a Partnership Award from NAFSA. She holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Linguistics, is a Certified Translator through American Translators Association (ATA), and is a member of a number of professional organizations including ATA, NAFSA, and the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE).
Director of Operations & Senior Evaluator
With an academic background at both the undergraduate and graduate levels emphasizing international relations and comparative politics, Hany has worked as an evaluator of international credentials since 2005, first with SpanTran Educational Services and, currently, with SDR Educational Consultants. He is bilingually fluent in Arabic and English, and has the ability to research in both languages. As a comparative education researcher, Hany has authored country profiles for NAFSA’s “A Guide to Educational Systems Around the World”, contributed to a NAFSA publication highlighting the educational system in Saudi Arabia, given presentations at NAFSA regionals, as well as to representatives of regional institutions of higher education and cultural organizations on the evaluation of foreign credentials, and participated in a number of professional conferences and seminars in the field. In 2011, he received a certificate of recognition recognizing his efforts and contributions at a regional conference organized and hosted by Houston Community College.
Customer Service Manager
Having worked in the field of international credentials for nearly two decades, Norma Rocha is uniquely equipped to address any questions our clients may have related to country-specific documents required for evaluation, as well as explain all company processes and policies. At present, Norma Rocha is the manager of our Customer Service Department, helping ensure that any questions or inquiries our clients have are addressed in an efficient and prompt manner.
SDR Educational Consultants evaluates educational credentials from any country, translates documents in any language, and simplifies processing of international documents for institutions and individuals though customized service.
Our experts personally approve each evaluation and translation issued, and our team of multi-lingual representatives is committed to helping individuals and institutions. SDR takes great pride in thorough research, the accuracy of our recommendations and the service we give our clients. SDR is a member of AICE, NAFSA, AATIA, HITA and has an ATA-certified translator on staff. Our evaluation and translation services are widely accepted nationally and internationally, and we can simplify foreign document processing for both individuals and institutions.
SDR can simplify international credential evaluations for your college, university or school district by creating web portal customized according to your institution’s specific policies and preferences. Whether you refer students to us or request services directly, SDR makes applying for evaluations easier and ensures that the appropriate reports are efficiently delivered to the proper recipients.
SDR can simplify credential evaluation and document translation services for your human resources office by creating a customized web portal based on your specific operation. Whether you refer prospects to us or request services directly, SDR makes applying for evaluations and translations easier and ensures that the appropriate reports are efficiently delivered to the proper recipients.
For Immigration Attorneys
SDR can simplify both credential evaluations and document translations for your firm by creating web portal customized for your operation. SDR’s team of experts have published research in a wide variety of locations, including resources like the AACRAO EDGE database, so our evaluation recommendations are aligned with USCIS standards.
We also offer evaluations of non-formal academic credentials and experience-based qualifications. Our goal is to provide top-quality supporting documentation for your clients’ cases as efficiently as possible.
For Professional Licensing Boards and Related Services
SDR can simplify international credential evaluations for your licensing board or licensing service by creating a web portal customized to your policies and preferences. Additionally, we can ensure that the appropriate information required for your specific area of professional licensing is included in each evaluation provided. Whether your institution refers applicants to us or requests services directly, SDR can streamline the process for you and those you help license.
SDR can simplify processing of international credentials and foreign language documents for any institution. Contact us to find out how.