Grade(s): Middle School
I'm Mrs. Krueger - for the past 12 years I was an English/Language Arts teacher, but now I have moved to the exciting world of Technology Applications. Now, as an electives teacher my classes include Yearbook, Photography, Video Production, and Web Design.
I am a product of Lewisville ISD - I graduated from Marcus High School in Flower Mound, and I studied Journalism and Public Relations at The University of North Texas. I'm one of the few remaining teachers at Creek Valley Middle School who opened the school in 2001.
Interests & Fun Stuff:
I enjoy spending time with my husband and children - you can typically find me at the soccer fields, taking pictures, being crafty, or curled up reading a book. I also I enjoy hanging out and sharing good times with my close friends. In my spare time (yeah right), I cheer on my beloved Dallas Stars, escape to Colorful Colorado, and leap tall buildings in a single bound!! I'm all about working hard so I can enjoy playing hard.
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.