Mrs. Katherine Yost

Mrs. Katherine Yost

"In our life there is a single color, as on an artist'spalette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color oflove." - Artist Marc Chagall

Reflections on Catholic Education

Family, beauty, and holiness are, to me, the greatest treasures.  A faithful Catholic school is a community, an extended family, which cares about these things and lives them.  On my first visit to Mount Royal Academy, my heart was lifted at the sight of lovely, sunlit classrooms, and the beautiful chapel with the reserved sacrament.  On my first day of teaching, I saw students being patient and good humored with each other's foibles,and older students helping young ones.  As a convert and professional singer, I believe part of my calling is to try to bring more beauty into the liturgy, the Church, and school.  As a Catholic and a mother, I try to aim for holiness every day, and to encourage my children and my students in that same effort.  Holiness, Beauty, Family.  As along-time homeschooling Catholic Mom of six, I'm happy and at home in this Mount Royal Family. - Mrs. Katherine Yost

Mrs. Yost has a B.A cum laude from Duke University in Music and Literature, and coursework towards an M.A. from Middlebury College's Breadloaf School of English.  She teaches Art and Choir classes at Mount Royal and Northeast Catholic College, and is soprano section leader at St. Denis, Hanover.  She was Organist/Choir Director of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Sherman, TX, and sang with the Chancel Choir of the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas and the Choir of the Church of the Advent, Boston.   She has been a soloist at many churches in the Dallas and Boston areas. Mrs. Yost designed and taught courses in High School Drawing and Sacred Music at Our Lady of Fatima High School Coop in Irving, Texas.  Her artwork has been sold in gift shops in Dallas and Boston.  She studied organ and voice with Fenner Douglass, Peter Williams, William Porter and Ellen Hargis; sang with Convivium Musicum; and founded Saxa, an a capella sacred music choir, while working at the Harvard Institute for International Development in the 90s.   She homeschools her children using the Mother of Divine Grace curriculum, edits doctoral theses for Top Notch Editing Service, and is a tutor.  As a Catholic convert, she has a particular passion for bringing the best in Music and Art to the practice of our Faith.