About

About Sandra Foote

25 Years as Handwriting Expert/Specialist providing services to businesses, law enforcement and legal professionals:
  • Handwriting & signature examination and comparison
  • Instructor, public speaker – classes & presentations pertaining to handwriting
  • Written reports for personal insight
  • Individual and compatibility reports
  • Personnel screening

Sandra Foote is a handwriting expert and examiner located in Superior, Nebraska.  She provides handwriting analysis services to attorneys and businesses in the midwest, including Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Oklahoma.  Since 1991, she has been actively speaking about and teaching handwriting analysis.  She has been interviewed several times by radio and television stations and has written numerous personality reports for business and personal use.  She has also reported on the compatibility of individuals in business and personal relationships.  Her skills help employers with personnel placement and enhancement of job retention.

As a handwriting expert, Sandra examines and compares disputed signatures, handwriting, and anonymous notes in an effort to determine authorship or authenticity. She evaluates signatures that are allegedly forged and reviews writing on many types of documentation, including wills, checks, codicils, loan documents, graffiti, etc.  She has assisted police departments and attorneys in determining authenticity or authorship of documents.  She analyzes anonymous notes and letters, and identifies authors of handwriting and signatures.

Sandra is knowledgeable in many areas concerning people and communication, on a verbal and emotional level. She has presented to many groups that range in occupation and age, from professional to laborer and from junior high to senior citizens. These groups range in size from as little as 5 to over 100 in attendance.  Sandra has taught “8 Basic Steps” classes and has appeared several times on KHAS-TV.  She was also on Clear Channel Radio KCRS in Midland, Texas.  Her speaking engagements have taken her to Canada, Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. When speaking in Kansas City to the International Graphoanalysis Society in 2009 Sandra received the prestigious International Graphoanalyst of the Year Award.

As a handwriting analyst, she can be a part of the Jury Selection process. Her services assist attorneys to better understand the personalities of prospective jurors, key witnesses, and opposing counsel.

Sandra is the current President of the Kansas Chapter of Handwriting Analysts, past secretary in 1998-99, and past president in 2000-01 of the Kansas Chapter of IGAS (now Kansas Chapter of Handwriting Analysts). She is also an active member of American Handwriting Analysis Foundation and former member of National Association of Document Examiners and Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners.

Training & Education

Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners Conference, August 31, 2015, 5 hours
Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners Conference, July 31, 2015
, 5 hours
Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners Webinar, July 1, 2015
, 2 hours
Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners Webinar, May 27, 2015
, 2 hours
National Association of Document Examiners Conference, 
Honolulu, HI, April 23-26, 2614, 24 hours
Certification – Human Graphics, Inc., Cursive Handwriting Instructor,
 October 12, 2012
Certfication – Legally Defensible Instructor for Nebraska Law Enforcement Academy,
 October 8, 2013
National Association of Document Examiners Conference,
 May 4-7, 2010, Portland, OR, 24 hours
Training Course in Questioned
 Handwriting & Document Examination, Instructor: Reed Hayes, CDE (currently enrolled)
Mentored with handwriting specialist Royce Smith, CGA, MIGA, FELOW, ACFE, 1993-2013
Fundamentals
 of Questioned Handwriting and Document Examination, 
presented by Reed Hayes, CDE, 
October 19, 2007
, 4 hours
Participated in personal injury case evaluating handwriting of
 defendant, February 2009
Participated in court case evaluating handwriting of
 plaintiff (roofing company), February 2009
Participated in wrongful death case evaluating handwriting of
 prospective jurors, February 2009
Biannual seminars since 1996, Kansas Chapter of Handwriting Analysts
Certification as a Handwriting Specialist & Examiner – International
 Graphoanalysis Society, 1991
Sehome High Sehool graduate, Bellingham WA, 1969

Professional Memberships

Kansas Chapter of Handwriting Analysts (KSCHA) – Past President 2000 – 2001, 2007 – 2008 & 2009 – 2011
Human Graphics, Inc./Human Graphics Center – Member since 2000
National Association of Document Examiners – Member, October 2007 to present
Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners – Member2013 to present
Nebraska Association of Licensed Investigators – Past Associate Member
American Handwriting Analysis Foundation – Member
International Graphoanalysis Society – Member, 1989 – 2011

Articles

“The Leader,” Superior (Nebraska) Express (readership=35,000+)
Hastings (Nebraska) Tribune
Trade West newspapers
International Graphoanalysis Journal

Interviews

KHAS-TV, Hastings, Nebraska
KCRS Clear Channel Radio, Midland, Texas, 2003
KSYZ 107.7 FM Grand Island, Nebraska, January 23, 2006 – I was expected to be on 1 hour and was on for 3 hours
NTV-13 Interviews, May 2009-March 2013

Speaking Engagements since 1991

Kiwanis in Superior, Hastings and Omaha Nebraska
Lions, Rotary Club, Mothers Club
High School Student Council conferences
FCCLA conferences
Nurses associations
Retail businesses in Nebraska and Kansas
Nebraska attorneys
Teaching handwriting analysis to law enforcement officers – Kansas State Patrol and Nebraska State Patrol
Presented handwriting analysis to Nebraska State Patrol Investigators
Presentations in Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kansas, Oregon and Missouri and Calgary, Ontario, Canada
Team Builder Workshop for Command Staff in Andover Kansas Police Department
Team Builder Workshop for Rose Hill Kansas Police Department
Tri-State Polygraph Association – representing Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa