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Teacher, Mom, Wife, Sister, Friend
Hello! My name is Mrs. Crause. I am excited to join the TMS team for the 2018-19 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 5 years old and about to start Kindergarten. My hobbies are reading, singing, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering in my community.
I love to travel, especially to the beach!
I have an EXCELLENT classroom assistant: Mrs. Tara Trent. We grew up together and are both excited to work with each other, the staff at TMS, and our students!!