Mrs. Kraft, is honored to be a part of the SVdP family as 3rd Grade teacher where she was baptized and confirmed and also where her family has ties all the way back to the founding members of SVdP (George & Delores Monser – her mother-in-law’s parents). Mrs. Kraft is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has spent the last 15 years in the technical arena of companies such as Dell, Cisco, and Caterpillar. Central to her identity is her unwavering faith, which has guided her through life’s twists and turns. It is this steadfast cornerstone that led her to take the leap from the corporate world to join SVdP as a teacher.

Mrs. Kraft’s vision for her time here is to help her class foster their love for Jesus Christ, develop an even more profound connection to our school community, and also leave this year with a genuine passion for learning. Her favorite saint is St. Margaret of Antioch who is the patron saint of childbirth and pregnancy.

When she isn’t here, Mrs. Kraft is busy being the proud parent of six wonderful children, each following their unique paths. Her youngest, William, is a bright 2nd grader right here at SVdP, while Ronan (15) and Connor (17) are currently enrolled at IVC in Chillicothe. Erin is pursuing her education at Texas State University, Aodhán (23) is thriving in Texas, and Samantha (28) has established herself in the bustling city of Chicago. For entertainment she raises chickens and ducks, loves to scuba dive (albeit not often enough!), and loves spending as much time as she can with her husband, Joe.

Mrs. Kraft is truly eager to embark on this new chapter and is excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. As Max Depree once said, “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.”