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Henry Witterschein

Ms. Andrea Manos was originally hired to teach in the junior high, but due to the large freshmen class, she also teaches English 9.

English: Ms. Andrea Manos

Ms. Andrea Manos is starting her first year at BSM. After five years of public relations work and two years of substituting, Manos is now able to follow her passion for a full-time position teaching English.

Manos grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and stayed in state to go to the College of Scholastica for undergrad. She majored in advertising and public relations, not originally intending to become a teacher.

After working in a public relations agency, Manos noticed she wanted to do something different with her life, so she moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to begin working with kids; this is where she began substitute teaching. She soon realized teaching was her passion. After moving to Monterey, California, to substitute for a while, she decided to move back to Minnesota to be a teacher. “I felt like I was missing a piece of myself and I came to the realization that I felt like I wasn’t doing anything to help the world or any people,” Manos said.

After searching online for schools near her, she found BSM through the Knight Errant and was drawn in by an article written by a senior reflecting on her awesome years at the school. “There was a quote that resonated with me about the community and how it was this amazing experience that she had, and when I read that I knew if a student is saying this about the school, I know it’s true,” Manos said.

Manos is teaching in the Junior high and a class of ninth graders this year; she enjoys the strong community of BSM and is excited to be a part of it. “I hope to make a difference in the lives of BSM students both personally and academically. BSM is focused on leadership and giving back to the community, and I wanted to work at a school that focuses on those attributes,” Manos said.

I hope to make a difference in the lives of BSM students both personally and academically. BSM is focused on leadership and giving back to the community, and I wanted to work at a school that focuses on those attributes.”

— Andrea Manos

Outside of school, Manos enjoys camping, cooking a variety of foods, kickboxing, yoga, watching college football, and hanging out with her family and close group of friends. Along with all of that she has a big passion for traveling and exploring different communities and cultures. “I love seeing how different people live their life and generally speaking no matter where you go in the world, there are communities just like ours. There are still a lot of people who carry the same morals and are trying to live a great life the best that they can,” Manos said.

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