|443 Stetson Court|
|Laramie, WY 82070|
A Wyoming native, Sandy Steele retired from her Laramie teaching position in June of 2010. During thirty-two years in the classroom, eleven in Green River and twenty-one in Laramie, Sandy’s choirs earned a reputation for excellence. She taught general music, multiple types of choir, beginning and AP Music Theory, and served as a church choir director and organist. Under Sandy’s direction, the choirs consistently earned the highest marks at festivals and contests. Her choirs won numerous awards at national and international festivals as well.
Sandy had a very successful AP Music Theory program, having had an extremely high record of “5” scores in here elven years teaching AP. Sandy also served as Department Head and assisted with the three district-wide curricular reviews, creating a full curriculum guide for K-12 music in Albany County Schools.
Sandy continues to sing, write and arrange choral music. A highlight of Sandy’s retirement career was conducting a group of devoted singers and instrumentalists in an ovation performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at the LDS Church in Laramie.
She holds music education degrees from the University of Wyoming and the University of Puget Sound, and a degree in counseling/psychology from the University of Wyoming.
Sandy has held numerous positions in the Wyoming Music Educators Association, including South Big Horn District President, Choir Vice President, Treasurer, Manager and currently Executive Director and Editor. In the past nineteen years she has seen WMEA through the development of a website, a complete 501(c)3 review, revisions to the policies, programs, Constitution and By-Laws of the association, and building membership, revenues and investment portfolio. In the Northwest Division of NAfME, Sandy served as an All-Northwest group chair for both the Treble Choir and the Mixed Choir.
After a brief “retirement,” Sandy returned to the Wyoming Music Educators Association as the editor of the Windsong, the official journal of the WMEA. She lives in Denver, Colorado, and has two children and three grandchildren in the Denver area.