Angela Mansfield

Job Title


My professional objective is to be an integral part of making schools into the social equalizers they can be. I believe that leadership sets the tone for student achievement. Effective leadership is able to bring educators together toward a learner-centered philosophy thereby creating a common goal of learning and achievement for everyone involved. Solid leadership will guide educators to culturally responsive, equity focused, highly effective, research-based instruction and assessment practices. With this type of commitment, I believe that it is completely possible to prevent the achievement gap. My leadership and classroom experiences, combined with my graduate school focus on literacy education, has prepared me to pursue advanced leadership positions in my field, as well as influence and guide equity and reform in education.

Started at Bethel



  • Franklin & Marshall College - BA French and Afrikan Studies, 1995
  • University of Minnesota - M.Ed. Literacy Education, 2007
  • University of Minnesota - PhD Education Policy and Leadership, In Progress


Minnesota Department of Education - March 2018 to Present

Bethel University: Adjunct Professor - March 2019 to Present

MN State University, Mankato: Adjunct Professor - August 2017 to July 2018

ENVoY Trainer and Coach - July 2015 - March 2018

Founding Director, ARCH Academy - June 2011 to June 2014

Educator, Minneapolis Public Schools - June 1997 to June 2011

Demonstrated strengths and success in curriculum design, literacy instruction, classroom management, and leadership skills, effectively promoting reflection, change, and continuous improvement at the classroom, school and district levels.

  • Consummate staff developer devoted to teacher growth, learning, and job-embedded professional development.
  • Accomplished educator with a comprehensive blend of professional and academic experience.
  • Excellent repertoire of skills and strategies in both literacy and classroom management.
  • Documented success with achievement in high-poverty schools.
  • Ability to break down difficult concepts and differentiate instruction to meet each learner’s individual needs.
  • Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and coaching skills at the school, district, regional and national levels.
  • Experience in conducting, interpreting, and analyzing a variety of literacy assessments.
  • Knowledge and application of current theories and research in literacy and instruction with connections to comprehension, writing, and technology.

Courses Taught

EDUC732 Culturally Responsive Teaching


Milken Educator Award - 2002:


"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." - Harriet Tubman