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Mrs. Gruen

Mrs. Gruen teaches Kindergarten at Dennis. She graduated from Greenville College in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. In 1997, she earned her Masters in Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Mrs. Gruen has a background in teaching Title I Reading, Reading Recovery, 1st Grade, Kindergarten and working with families and children birth to three with Baby Talk.  In her classroom, students are engaged in hands on experiences to learn beginning reading, writing and mathematical skills. It is her desire to give students an educational experience where they develop a love for learning!

Mrs. Gruen is married to Gary Gruen. She has three daughters. She likes taking long walks in nature, gardening in her flower beds and swimming in her pool. She also enjoys spending her free time hanging out with her family!