Our faculty and staff
Everyone who works at SPA, both teachers and staff, is committed to our students and families. Explore the Faculty and Staff Directory, below, to search for people by name or department, or visit Lower, Middle, and Upper School Academic Life to view faculty directories by division.
Director of SPA Choral Activities Anne Klus and her Upper School choirs have performed on the Carnegie Hall stage in New York City, both in 2004, 2009, and 2013. The honor reflects not only the choir’s excellence but also Mrs. Klus’s success as a teacher who loves nothing more, she says, than “to see students connect with the spirit and intricate discipline of the musical art.” Since joining the faculty in 1988, Mrs. Klus has been fulfilling a lifelong ambition. “I wanted to teach since I was 5 years old,” she says. Mrs. Klus brings both passion and talent to her leadership of the Middle School Choirs, Summit Singers, Summit Chamber Singers, Academy Chorale, Academy Chamber Chorale, and the Advanced Honors Music Seminar for juniors and seniors. “I hope that by my dedicated and impassioned approach to music I guide them to achieve the highest goal they can,” she says. Mrs. Klus also directs the vocal and instrumental music for the Upper School spring musical and conducts the SPA Community Chorale, comprised of 70-80 faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and friends of SPA. She was a member of the Dale Warland Singers and has directed Children's Choirs at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, Minnesota. She earned a B.A. in music education from Augsburg College. She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota, the MENC National Association for Music Education and the Minnesota Music Educators Association.