Ms. Kruse

     Hello!  My name is Nancy Kruse.  This will be my eighth year at Pratt School and I love it here.  The students are smart (and hard working), the parents are wonderful to collaborate with and the staff here is excellent!  I am so excited and I am looking forward to a productive school year.   

     I grew up in South Minnespolis and attended school at Fuller (now a park), Hale, Field, Anthony and Washburn (graduated 1984).  I received my BS degree in Elementary Education at the University of Minnesota and my Master of Arts in Education at St. Mary's University.  I started teaching in Minneapolis in 1990.  I have taught High Five, Kindergarten, First Grade, Third Grade, and a 4th/5th Multiage classroom.

     I am married to Jim.  This year will be our 26th wedding anniversary and we dated 7 years before getting married - wow time flies!  I have a daughter, Kayla, who is 21 and a Senior at Wartburg College in Wavery, Iowa.  She plans on majoring in Biochemistry and going into pharmacy. I have 1 dog (Australian Shepherd) and 2 cats.

A few of my favorite things....

color:  green

seasons:  fall and spring (love sweatshirt and jeans weather)

food:  pepperoni pizza

restaurant:  Purple Onion and OPH (Original Pancake House) - breakfast is my favorite meal out

drink:  water 

sport to play:  softball

sport to watch:  hockey and soccer

books:  non-fiction and romance

hobby:  dog training and showing in obedience competitions, knitting and crocheting, reading, and walking



Please feel free to contact me at or call 612-668-1122.