Rosemarie Kraeger, principal and director of elementary education at Linden School in Middletown, takes every opportunity "to inspire teachers and to motivate and challenge students" Such opportunities, she believes, are the true rewards of the educational profession. Mrs. Kraeger has taken the initiative to explore and implement a wide spectrum of innovative programs at Linden School. One such program encourages students to improve their grades by means of a personalized plan and one-on-one assistance. The school also features a "celebrity writers" program, an intra-school post office and an all-day kindergarten. Through partnerships with local universities, the school is an on-site training location for pre-service math teachers. The curriculum initiatives introduced by Mrs. Kraeger have "mproved teaching strategies throughout the district." The multi-cultural programs and inclusionary practices for special education students championed by Mrs. Kraeger have brought the school regional recognition.
1968 Fordham University, B.A.