Meet our Support Staff

Instructional Coaches                                                                                            

Instructional Coaches assist teachers in helping students and performing ensembles reach their highest potential. This is accomplished through visits, observations, consultations, structured team teaching, and collaborative problem-solving. SFPS music curriculum, SFPS music benchmarks, and state and national standards are core resources for this work.




Elementary Music

Professional Learning Community Chairs                                                        

SFPS Music Department Team Leaders help teachers in their content area by providing leadership and expert support in the areas of teaching, learning, assessment, performances, and professional growth.



Elementary Music

Harmonizing Instruments


New Teacher Mentoring                                                                                                                                                                                   

Our New Teacher Mentors work with new SFPS music educators throughout the year, assisting them with classroom management, pedagogy and instruction, lesson planning, curriculum, literature and activity selection, student assessments, communications with families and constituents, and more

Richard Snider

Margaret Pettengill

Teacher Support                                                                                                                       

Our teacher support staff work with all SFPS music educators daily to assist with any needs that may arise including but not limited to inventory, meetings, professional developments, and instrument repairs.  

Lailah Manzanares 

Cindy Roper 

Dream Big Private Lesson Program                                                         
Dream Big is a collaboration between Santa Fe Public Schools and Performance Santa Fe providing low-cost private instrumental and voice lessons, with a focus on lower-income schools, with the objective of preparing students sooner and more thoroughly for acceptance into the All-State Orchestra, Band, Guitar and Chorus.


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