is a Columbia, SC native and proud graduate of Richland District One schools. She earned a B.A. in English, an M.A. in Education from Stanford University. She holds a secondary teaching credential with language authorization and has passed the School Leaders Licensure Assessment. In the classroom she has taught 912 grade English as well as courses for middle and elementary school students. Her favorite courses to teach include AP English Language, creative writing, and journalism. As a teacher and college counselor at Summit Prep and Everest Public High School, two startup charter high school in Redwood City, CA, Toal Mandsager supported school start up, mentored student teachers from the Stanford School of Education and designed professional development workshops on topics including differentiated instruction, faculty collaboration, vertical planning, literacy instruction, and vision and mission. She has presented for the California Teachers of English, California Charter School Association, Stanford Summer Teaching Institute, and the NSDC conferences. Her professional associations include the Bay Area Writing Project and the Center for Teaching Quality. As an assistant principal and principal at Everest,Toal Mandsager focused on creating a personalized/blended learning environment, teacher development, assessment, student support, and the college admissions process. She participated in the Measures of Teaching Effectiveness study and is a trained scorer in the Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observations (PLATO). Since 2014, she has transitioned from work inside Summit Public Schools to be an administrator on the team working to personalize coaching and professional development for teachers and school leaders.