I was born in Buffalo, New York (1956). My Dad worked for 3M and was transferred to Minnesota when I was in Junior High School. I graduated from Park Senior High (Cottage Grove) in 1974 and the University of Wisconsin: River Falls in 1978.
I began my teaching career in Hutchinson, Minnesota (1978-1989) and worked at South View Middle School from Aug. 1989 to June 2015.
I am (proudly) known for being a little bit of geek because of the thousands of comics I have collected, obsession with Science Fiction movies, and monthly gaming sessions (either Pathfinder or Dungeon and Dragons RPG's) .
Mr. Kraus retired at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.