This will be my fourth year at St. Marys. I teach K-8 music. This includes Children’s Choir, 6th grade Choir, Praise Team and 7/8th Choir as well as General Music classes. This often also includes various Handbell, Recorder, Orff and Boomwhacker Ensembles.

I grew up in Swanville, MN on a hobby farm as the oldest of 7 children. (the only girl!) I graduated from Wartburg College located in Waverly, IA in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree (K-12) and a minor in Worship Studies. I taught K, 5-12 music in International Falls for 2 years and taught vocal music 6-12 in the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District in the 12/13 school year.

Our family currently lives in Bird Island. My husband, Nick, teaches 5-12 Band in the BOLD schools. My daughter, Mara, is 6 years old (a 1st grader here at St. Marys) and my son, Jackson, who is 3, will be attending Play Island Preschool. My husband and I keep ourselves busy! I teach piano and voice lessons before and after school and accompany the St. Mary’s Church Choir as well as play piano on weekend church masses. I am also a Region 5 representative for the Diocesan Worship Committee.  Nick is a member of the Prairie Winds Concert Band in Willmar and directs the St. Marys Church Choir.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Strandberg

(320) 365-3693  Ext: 104