Meet our Teachers! Each Monday we will be highlighting one of our incredible teachers. This week, we are so happy to introduce you to Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Ann Kraatz.
Mrs. Kraatz has been teaching for 37 years, split between being a Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher. She is happy to be back in Kindergarten saying, “Kindergarten has always held a very special place in my heart.” Mrs. Kraatz and her husband Mark have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Spending time with family is very important to her. Mrs. Kraatz is a collector of Polish pottery, enjoys antiquing, loves cardinals and everything Christmas!
Mrs. Kraatz answered a few questions for us:
Choosing education as a profession: “I've been blessed with the privilege of attending this very same school system from 1st –12th Grade, and have very fond memories of each grade, teachers and classmates, so it has been my hope to pass along a love of learning, books & reading to our little ones. My own children attended school here and now my granddaughter has begun Pre-school here and this is also where I have spent all of my teaching years. Hence, DeSales is truly my ‘home away from home’, my second family”
Favorite Classroom Lesson: The ability to incorporate our faith as well as infuse music, song, art and movement in learning is just so important. I love sharing in the children’s enthusiasm and excitement as they discover new things. Now more than ever, lessons filled with smiles, cheer, play, laughter can help create a truly happy school day and memories for our little Kindergarten friends.”
Why DeSales: “Being able to share how God’s love is such a special presence in our children’s lives makes teaching here truly a heartwarming experience. Everyone here is all so caring and supportive.”
Favorite movie: “Wizard of Oz!”
Favorite quote: "(From one of my favorite movies)" –“A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others”- Wizard of Oz
“God Bless DeSales!”