Mrs. Neary was born and raised in Portland, Oregon where she attended St. Ignatius and St. Mary's
Academy. She graduated from Gonzaga University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal and a
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, as well as a certification in Elementary Education and a minor in
Conducting. Mrs. Neary received a Master’s in Choral Conducting from Portland State University in 2014
and since then, has conducted elementary, middle school, high school, collegiate, and adult choirs. She
has been teaching Music in the Archdiocese of Portland for eleven years. Mrs. Neary lives in Tualatin
with her husband and four kids. 

In Music class, Mrs. Neary loves to teach students in all grade levels how to read music, understand
music history and use their knowledge of Music Theory and History to explore all kinds of new music
and performance opportunities. Mrs. Neary is excited to be making music with the students of
St. Francis!