All About Mrs. Cruikshank
Hello! I am Mrs. Cruikshank. I have lived and grown up in the south suburbs for most of my life. I am married and have 4 children ranging from 7 years old to 20 years old. I attended DePaul University and Erikson Institute. I received my Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Early Childhood Education with additional endorsements in English as a Second Language as well as my National Board Certification which I renewed in 2020. This is my 1st year at Willow and my 19th year in the classroom. I have previously taught Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grades in Chicago, the south suburbs, and abroad in the United Arab Emirates.
I believe that the cornerstone of a successful education is positive respectful relationships that support communication. Students are successful when parents and teachers work together. I love working with parents and families. I love helping adults understand early child development to support their students' academic and social emotional growth. I'm SO excited to be working at Willow! I look forward to an amazing school year! Please don't hesitate to email me or contact me through Class Dojo, Clever, Text, or Seesaw.