Favorite Quote: “He who sings prays twice.” – attributed to St. Agustine
After moving from her hometown of St. Charles, Missouri, Mrs. Strauss has taught at PND for most of her career. She knew that teaching was her calling, even playing “school” growing up with student desks and chalkboards. A talented virtuoso, Mrs. Strauss manages the choirs at PND: Concert Choir, open to all PND students, and Scattered! an auditioned vocal jazz/chamber ensemble. In her free time, she participates in the music community of Peoria through The Temple Choir, Congregation Anshai Emeth, the Bradley Community Chorus, and as the organist for the choir at St. Sharbel. She was even in the audience of the David Letterman Show in 2014!
Mrs. Strauss remarked that her favorite parts of PND come from praying together and the family aspect of our community. She has grown in her faith by placing trust in God throughout her whole day.