Phone: 320-252-4665 X4359


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts: K-12 Vocal Music Education from College of Saint Benedict. Master of Arts: Education from Saint Mary's University. Master of Arts: Education from University of Saint Thomas.

Ms. Karen Kruse

Madison Elementary School and District 742 have been my home for almost four decades. This is my 40th year of teaching at Madison Elementary School as an elementary classroom music specialist. It is hard to believe that my first class of sixth graders turns 51 this year!

My heart possesses a great love for teaching. The students and families of Madison mean the world to me. I consider it a privilege to have shared a part in the education and development of thousands of students over the years.

In the words of a song from Whitney Houston..."I believe the children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way! Find your strength in love!"

Keep a song in your heart! 

Karen Kruse