Mrs. Kruse

I enjoy teaching at the middle school level – there is never a dull moment! I also enjoy teaching the many facets of Social Studies. And, as our Before and After School Care program continues to grow, I enjoy working with our school families starting in Pre-Kindergarten.
Hi! My name is Mrs. Kruse and I have been the 7th grade homeroom teacher and 6th-8th grade Social Studies teacher at St. John the Evangelist School since 2000. Previously, I taught 5th grade at Catholic schools in the Rockford and Joliet diocese, and was a special education aide in a middle school prior to that. I have my Master’s degree in Education from Benedictine University, and I have a strong background in reading and language arts, as well as certification in Social Studies and Music. I also coordinate the Before and After School Care Program at SJE.

My husband and I just celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary, and we have two grown children. David is married and works as an auto technician at a local franchise repair shop; his love of cars and engines as a small child has come to fruition. He and his wife Jenny live in Carol Stream. Our daughter Denise is an attorney for a law firm in Naperville and practices in the area of civil defense. She loves the challenges of law, and loves being in the courtroom. Her brother always knew she would be good at arguing! My husband was “early-retired” in 2013, and has kept busy maintaining our home and planning woodworking projects, one of his passions.

I enjoy teaching at the middle school level – there is never a dull moment! I also enjoy teaching the many facets of Social Studies. And, as our Before and After School Care program continues to grow, I enjoy working with our school families starting in Pre-Kindergarten.

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