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Teacher, Mom, Wife, Sister, Friend
Hello! My name is Mrs. Crause. I am excited for the 2019-20 school year and look forward to working with you and your parents. I was born and raised, and still live, in Godfrey, IL. I have two older brothers, David and Stephen with whom I am really close. I am a graduate of Alton High School where I was a cheerleader (I may still do some cheers here and there!), soccer player, and show choir singer/dancer. I then attended Truman State University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Classics. I was unsure of what I wanted to teach, so I decided to go into finance and worked in finance/banking for 16 years. I realized I still really wanted to teach so I went back to school at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education.
I am happily married to my husband, Jim, and we have 1 daughter: Charlotte is 6 years old and about to start 1st Grade. My hobbies are reading, singing, yoga/mindfulness, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering in my community.
I love to travel, especially to the beach!