Even though I'm just one person, I live two different lives: PERSONAL life and TEACHER life. PERSONAL PRIORITY: At the top of MY list is my family. Everything that I do is centered upon me being there for my family and doing what is best for them. My daily calendar is FULL of events and activities that center around my children. I work very hard to make sure that I am present at everything that my children do. They are my favorite source of entertainment. Each day, at each event, they make me so proud and happy. I don't ever want to miss out on something they are doing.
TEACHER PRIORITY: At the top of MRS. KRUEGER's list are my students. Over the past 17 years of teaching, I've had around 3,000 students ... not all in a class, some students have adopted me into their life. No matter if a student was "officially mine" or not, when I walk into school, they're ALL MINE and they are my focus. I know what I'm teaching them is English, or journalism, or technology, but really I hope that I'm making a more lasting mark by how I teach them ... with a positive attitude, caring heart, and lots of humor. I know that not all the information that I discuss each year isn't going to stick, but I hope I will be remembered for more than just textbooks projects, and papers.