Congratulate Avery Music Teacher Mrs. Sara Santos

 Sara Santos

Avery's music teacher Sara Santos has been chosen to be honored as an "Astonishing Woman" by the Wheelock Family Theatre, after being nominated by a student family.

The theatre's Astonishing Women Campaign is a project aimed to highlight inspiring Women in New England. Each week during the performance run of Little Women, the Broadway Musical, the theatre will be highlighting women in our community who embody the spirit of Louisa May Alcott’s independent female characters.

Mrs. Santos has been an Elementary Music Teacher in the Dedham School District since 2015 and has worked across several of the Elementary schools.   She is currently the music teacher at Avery Elementary, where she has been busy this year adding in-school instrumental music into the classroom. 

Mrs. Santos is also a very active participant in music education forums across the State, serving as the General Music Representative for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All State Board from 2017-2021.  She has also served as the General Music Coordinator for the MMEA-Eastern District since 2016. 

At Avery, she plays a key role in brining the Family Folk Dancing event to life in April each year.  Her dedication to showing students the fun and powerful benefits of music is a priority.   Most recently, she attended the All-State rehearsals with Dedham students from Avery, Riverdale and Oakdale Elementary.