Mary Lou Schwaner grew up in Michigan in a family of seven kids and attended Catholic schools in elementary and high school. She received her Bachelors degree at Western Michigan University and her Masters degree at Mercer University of Atlanta.
Mrs. Schwaner taught for 10 years in public schools before stopping to begin her family. She stayed home to raise her four boys, then began teaching Liturgical Music part-time at SJN and continued to do so for the 16 years her children attended school.
Mrs. Schwaner is delighted to return to SJN, which was such a vital part of her family’s life for so many years. She considers herself blessed to be doing the two things she most-enjoys in life: sharing her love of music and her faith with others.