My name is Mrs. Cripe. I have been teaching since 1988 and began teaching Kindergarten at Forest Dale in 1990. I have four children--Chad, Christy, Courtney, Connie, and eleven grandchildren. I received a Bachelor's Degree from Ball State and a Master's Degree from Indiana University. My hobbies include walking, and being with my family, grandchildren, and friends. I live directly across the street from Forest Dale and enjoy living in my school neighborhood. I love teaching and find the profession to be very rewarding --watching my students learn and grow each year. Kindergarten is such an important year, setting the whole foundation for many school years to come. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach.