Hello! My name is Sandra Manglos. I have been teaching music for the past 19 years in St. Francis, Minnesota. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN and a Master’s in Education from Saint Mary’s University, in St. Paul, MN. I started my career as an elementary music teacher at East Bethel Community School and taught there for 4 years before moving to St. Francis Middle School.
During my 15 years at SFMS, I directed and developed a robust choral program featuring 400 students, and started and managed a competitive, award-winning show choir. In addition, I was the Music Director for both our middle school theater program and our district’s accelerated Summer Children’s Theatre productions.
I am blessed with an amazing family including my biggest supporter and husband of 24 years, Wes. Our lively house includes our eldest son, Caleb, our youngest son, Aaron, and my parents, who have lived with us for three years. Caleb loves to dance and has worked as my assistant director and choreography clean-up director for the past year for my show choir. Aaron, our other son, attended Bethel University as a PSEO student this past year and, now graduated from high school, will continue his education there in Psychology and Communications.
Outside of school you will find me singing, laughing, attempting to play the guitar, reading, going to the theater, traveling, playing “Farkle” with anyone who will let me win, and spending time with family, friends, and my animals. Ask me about Sadie and Cooper, or Zeus!
My professional mission is to encourage my students to become lifelonglearners, critical thinkers, and creative problem-solvers. I strive to ensure a safe environment where students can feel free to learn and take academic and music risks and embrace the process of learning. I believe each child has special gifts and talents to be appreciated.
I am so very excited to be given the opportunity to teach at Northridge High School where vocal music is held to the highest standard, students are motivated towards excellence in singing, and where the community and administration are so welcoming and supportive. I look forward to making music with you!