Phone: 816-316-7638


Degrees and Certifications:

2010 Masters of Music Education and K-12 Music Education Certification, VanderCook College of Music 2008 Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mrs. Sarah Sands


Years of teaching experience:

10 years as of December!

Area of expertise 

Music: General and Vocal

Theatre: Performance

Educational Background 

I began my teaching career in 2010 when I took an emergency fill position with Chicago Public Schools at William Howard Taft High School in Chicago, IL. After a year and a half, I spent a short time with the private school sector and a different public school district. I then returned to and stayed with CPS for another 5 1/2 years. I moved to Missouri just before the 2019-2020 school year and took the 6th-grade music position at Smith-Hale Middle School. I am now beginning my 10th year teaching and have moved once more to teach K-5th music at Compass. I am very excited about this school year and can't wait to meet all of my new students.


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Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I want to help students become the best person they can be and instill a lifelong passion and appreciation for all types of music. 

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I like to sing, perform musical theatre, go shopping, and spend time with my family.