Degrees and Certifications:
BA Music Education, Instrumental, Vocal MFA Music Performance
Mrs. Charlene Strain
Charlene Strain is an Elementary Music Teacher at Chalmette Elementary School. She has been teaching for 29 years, the last 27 in St. Bernard Parish. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, and a Master of Arts in Music Performance from the University of New Orleans. She is also certified in Secondary English. Her awesome family includes her husband, Tim and two sons, Patrick and Robert. Charlene still enjoys playing music in and around the city, and is a member and on the board of directors of the New Orleans Concert Band. She volunteers with the Performing Arts Academy, working in the costume room, and managing the pit orchestra. She and her family are regular volunteers at the Chalmette Battlefield, where you can often see them as historic reenactors from the Battle of New Orleans. She recently served as a coordinator for the Battle of New ORleans Live event sponsored by the St. Bernard Parish Government, and is a founding director of the Friends of the Battle of New Orlean Non Profit organization. Her other interests include sewing, crafting, and advocacy for Autism Awareness.