Staff

Kristine Smith

Ms. Kristine Smith

Education

Wartburg College

  • Double majored in Elementary Education and Applied Music
  • Earned endorsements in reading and music
  • Principal Clarinet in the Wind Ensemble and the Wartburg Community Symphony
  • Studied abroad in Japan and Europe

I teach music to all the students in Kindergarten through 8th grade at St. Patrick School.  I am originally from Indianola, Iowa, where I grew up with my parents and younger brother.  Both of my parents and brother have been involved in vocal and/or instrumental music.

I graduated summa cum laude from Wartburg College in May 2010 with a double major in elementary education and applied music and endorsements in reading and music.  During my senior year of college I student taught at St. Patrick School in Unit C and coached the 6th grade Math Bee team.  While at Wartburg I served as principal clarinet in the Wind Ensemble and the Wartburg Community Symphony.  

I had the opportunity to travel abroad with the Wartburg Wind Ensemble to Japan in 2007 and to Europe in 2010. I enjoyed sharing music with people around the world while learning about different countries and cultures!  Music truly is a universal language.  I continue to play clarinet each summer in the Waterloo Municipal Band.  

I am a member of the National Association for Music Education, First Iowa Orff, the International Clarinet Association, and the education honor society, Kappa Delta Pi.  I love having the opportunity to combine my passions for music and teaching.  I enjoy working with the students at St. Patrick to praise God with the music we make!