Janet Crabtree, Paraprofessional, St. John's Lutheran School

What inspired you to become a teacher?

“A great fourth grade teacher and a love for helping others learn and understand.” 

What is most challenging as a teacher? Why?

“Keeping up with technology–it changes so much.” 

What teaching moment is most memorable?

“Lots of moments–seeing a child happy and confident in being able to learn.” 

More about Janet

Experience: Janet has been involved in teaching for 30 years. She has taught in preschool through eighth grade classrooms and has also taught homeschooling.

Hometown: Janet was born in Wisconsin and moved to the Sleepy Eye area at age 16. She has also lived in Green Bay, Wisc. and Arizona.

Education: Janet graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm and has also received medical assistant training where she held a position for three years.

Family: Parents, Al and Hazel Maasz of rural Sleepy Eye, two sisters and one brother, husband, Mike, five children and nine grandchildren.