Kathleen Mondell is a graduate of Millersville University and received her Masters degree from Wilkes University. She began her teaching career in the Hanover Public School District. She has spent the past twenty years in the Williamsport Area School District teaching orchestra at Roosevelt Middle School, Lycoming Valley and Curtin Middle Schools, as well as Stevens and Jackson Elementary Schools. She currently teaches at the Williamsport Area Middle School. She plays violin with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, and is a violinist in the WASD Faculty String Quartet. She has also played in recent years with Anne Murray, John Tesh, Olivia Newton-John and Michael Cavanaugh. She resides in Montoursville with her husband Steve and their two children Ryan and Maria.