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Miss Erica Kruse

Hello! My name is Erica Kruse, and I am the K-5 music teacher at Mayfield Elementary. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and I received my Bachelor of Music Education degree from THE Ohio State University (go Bucks!!!). I began my teaching career in 2018 teaching K-8 music at St. Peter Catholic School in Dayton, OH. I moved to Texas to be closer to my boyfriend Joseph in the summer of 2022, and I am loving the Lone Star State!

I believe that every child deserves to feel important, safe, and seen. I strive to provide this kind of environment in the music room, while giving students the space to discover the joy of music through singing, moving, dancing and playing. 

In my spare time, you can find me riding roller coasters, playing with my cat Dmitri (he's named after the composer Dmitri Shostakovich), singing with the choir at my church, and playing board games!

I am so excited to be here at Mayfield Elementary, and I cannot wait to make music with you!