Head Coach, Women's Volleyball
Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Sablan has coached volleyball around the world. In the past few years, she’s served as a youth coach at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, head junior varsity coach at McKinley High School in Hawaii, and the girls’ head coach for Club Makai Wahine under-17 team in Silver Springs, North Carolina.
Sablan also has a long history of playing volleyball, competing for Team Guam internationally in Hong Kong, Cook Islands, Spain, and Papua New Guinea—ultimately winning a gold medal in 2013 at the Olympic qualifier match in Sydney, Australia.
Sablan received an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Asia, and holds a level one coaching certification from the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).
Professor, Educational (Foundations & Special Education)
Division of Foundations, Educational Research & Human Services (FEHRS)
I am currently a tenured, full professor in Foundations & Educational Research at the School of Education, University of Guam. I am also the Chairperson of the FERHS Division, Chair of the SOE Graduate Faculty Committee, and Chair for the graduate Special Education Program. In my roles, I am a member of the SOE Academic Affairs Committee with 2 votes due to my dual role.
I have a long history of working with grants in Special Education, particularly Personnel Preparation (OSEP), Health; EHDI programs (HRSA) and database development (CDC). I was immersed in grantsmanship from 1985 to the present and during my 19 years with the UOG Guam Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service (Guam CEDDERS). I have taught extensively in the School of Education, Foundations and Special Education since 1983.
I have had numerous research articles and presentations which have been presented at the local, regional, National, and International level conferences. I continue to strive to improve education on Guam and throughout the Pacific region. A new direction in research, at the current time, is conducting studies to compare the performance of students in K-12th who were educated in "charter schools" versus those educated in "public or private schools."