4th Grade Classrooms
Hi, I’m Ms. K.! This is my tenth year teaching and my seventh year at Kratz. I’ve taught third and fourth grade in Saint Louis and in Colorado Springs. I love coming to school everyday and having fun with amazing fourth graders! When I’m not at school, I like to go on hikes with my perfect pup, Poppy, and make things- anywhere from a new recipe to furniture. This year is going to be different but I know it will be so great! We’ll learn lots of new things and have an amazing time with each other!
My name is Jill Mendel. I am a 4th grade teacher at Kratz. I have been teaching at Kratz for the past 30 years. My experience also includes teaching 3rd, 5th and gifted education. I enjoy teaching as much now as I did when I first started teaching many years ago. My husband and two grown boys keep me busy, but in my spare time I like to read, travel and play with my dog Roxie.
Hello, families! My name is Kayla Silvagnoli, and I am one of the 4th grade teachers at Kratz Elementary. This is my second year at Kratz and my seventh year teaching. Before coming to Kratz, I taught in another Saint Louis area district and in Mississippi. I enjoy helping students learn and explore new ideas! When I am not working, I am most likely reading, running, or traveling. I look forward to a great year learning together.
I grew up in North County and now live in South St. Louis City. I attended Kratz Elementary and Hoech Middle School. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elem. Edu. from Southeast Missouri State University and went on to get my Master’s Degree in School Administration (Lindenwood University). I absolutely love teaching! My wife (Katie) and I have been married for 13 years and we have 2 wonderful daughters whom we adopted, Aspen (8) and Ruby (2). I am looking forward to the 2020 school year!