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4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Mrs. Laura Cramer

630-969-4306 ext. 2110 | lcramer@sjsdg.org

I’m happy to be back at St. Joe’s for my second year! I’m originally from Washington, D.C. and have also lived in Colorado, Montana, and Arizona. I have a BA in psychology from Georgetown University and an M.Ed. with a concentration in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from the University of Mary.

In my classroom, I encourage the middle school students to ask the big questions: Who made me? Why am I here? What effect do the answers to these questions have on my choices today and in the future? As the students prepare for success in high school, I challenge them to grow in self-awareness, to participate in self-assessment, and to learn self-advocacy as they reach their academic and personal goals.

My most serious responsibility as a Catholic school teacher is assisting parents in the formation of their children as disciples of Jesus Christ. This consists in being a joyful and caring witness, insisting on virtuous behavior inside and outside of the classroom, and allowing my students the freedom to enter into an intimate relationship with God.

Favorite Saints: St. Francis de Sales and St. Ignatius of Loyola

Favorite Book Genre: Memoirs

Favorite Season: Fall

Ad majorem Dei gloriam.