Blevins Middle School

It's All Good in the Neighborhood

Jennifer Kraus

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About Me
Favorite Part About Teaching:: 

Why I teach...   I teach because I love learning and growing.  I am passionate about reading and writing and want to grow this passion in my students.  I believe we are all capable of amazing things and I want to help my students find this in themselves. They can accomplish anything with a little grit, hard work, and laughter.  

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Courses Currently Teaching at Blevins:: 

Pre-AP 8th Grade English

8th Grade Strategic English

About Me:: 

This is my 8th year teaching at Blevins. While at Blevins, I have taught 6th, 7th, & 8th grade English.  I have also taught 6th grade geography and 7th & 8th grade Read 180.  The past few years, most of my time has been spent as an instructional coach- collaborating with other teachers and supporting students who were struggling.  This year I have shifted back into the classroom as my primary role and I'm absolutely loving it!!  

This is my 19th year teaching.  I taught in Ohio for 4 years, where I was born and raised (GO BUCKS!!) prior to moving to Colorado in 2001.  I have taught in PSD ever since.  Before I moved to Blevins, I was an integrated services provider in a couple of elementary schools. 

I have three children- a nine year old son, Jayden and 6 year old boy-girl twins, Riley & Alia.  They are wonderful and energetic.  My husband & I own Piano & Guitar Institute so that and our kiddos keep us busy.  We also have a golden retriever, Belle.  We enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, and just hanging out as a family.  When I’m ready to unwind, I love doing crossfit or curling up with a good book.