About Me

Updated 8.27.18

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

Welcome to a new school year! I am so excited to be your child's teacher, working with such an amazing crew of 5th Grade teachers. This year, Mr. Murphy and I will teach English Language Arts and Social Studies, and Mr. Badenhoff and Mr. Tousignant will teach Math and Science. If you have me for Homeroom and Block #1, I am your go to person if you have any questions about about the Fifth Grade curriculum or your child's academic progress in school. If I can't answer your questions, I will direct you to the right person.

This is my 19th year with MPS, and 15th year at LHUC. My professional interests are focused in children's lit, technology, Paideia and Growth Mindset theory. During my leisure time, I enjoy traveling, reading, yoga, cooking, and biking.


  • The best way to contact me is always by E-mail
  • I am available before and after school by appointment..


  • I update my homepage each Monday & throughout the week and I use it to communicate about homework, projects & field trips happening in 5th Grade.
  • Please bookmark my homepage and refer back to it often so you are up-to-date on what is happening in class. 

If you have any questions please contact me by email or find me in room #104. I look forward to a fun and challenging year of learning with your student.

Debra Krawetz
Fifth Grade Teacher