Deb Ostrander

dostrander@sjsissaquah.org

I love being in the classroom surrounded by music!

What I want most for my classes is to foster the love of music in each child, to help them learn to create and perform music for others, to learn to read music independently, and finally to experience music as a way to pray alone and in community. I feel very blessed to be able to do all of these things here at St. Joseph School. In addition to enjoying many types of music, I consider music a pathway to the spirit. When I see your children creating music and singing, it is so very easy for me to see the face of God in each of them.

I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in English. While in college, I was a member of the ND Chorale, where I met my husband Pat. After school and grad school, we were married in California. My first career was working with adults and children with disabilities as a Rehabilitation Engineer at Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Once we started our family, I switched to pursuing my musical interests from home. Pat and I have now been married for thirty years and have four grown sons. I have worked at St. Joseph School for over twelve years.