Prior to working in education, Ms. Mann was a senior staff accountant at a CPA firm where she did medical accounting, corporate and individual income taxes, and tax planning. As time grew, she had the need to work more closely with people and to make a bigger impact in the world. Therefore, she began her educational career as a paraprofessional at Osseo Senior High School in 2001. Soon after, she returned to school at Augsburg College to earn a B.S. in special education, and in 2004, began teaching at Fridley High School. Again, Ms. Mann returned to school, this time to complete a Masters in Classroom Instruction from Concordia University. Ms Mann went on to the University of St. Thomas where she obtained her Education Specialist Degree and principal license.
Ms. Mann’s administration experience includes working as the Dean of students at Brooklyn Center High School, an Assistant Principal for District 287, the Assistant Principal of Maple Grove Middle School and in 2018-19 she was the Intermediate School Leader at Noble Academy. She is truly excited to return this year as Principal.
Ms. Mann’s focus is to foster a positive and collaborative school climate focused on best practices, using data to set measurable goals to improve student learning, implementing positive behavior interventions and strategies, and developing teacher leaders. She has a background in curriculum development, differentiation, implementation of intervention strategies, EL and special education. She is dedicated to always doing what is best for each student’s learning.
Ms. Mann lives in Buffalo with her husband, Mark. Together they raised six daughters and have ten grandchildren - so far! They love spending time at the cabin in the woods near Motley where they 4-wheel, enjoy bonfires, and see the beautiful stars at night! This summer, they were blessed to travel around the island of Antigua and visit family in Texas. She hopes to do more traveling in the future someday.