5th Grade Classrooms

  • Megan Benjamin Megan Benjamin

    My name is Ms. Benjamin and I am a 5th grade teacher at Kratz! I graduated from the University of Missouri: St. Louis with a dual certification in Special Education and Elementary Education, and a Masters in Elementary Education. This will be my 5th year teaching 5th grade and 3rd year at Kratz. 

    In my spare time, I enjoy taking care of my hermit crabs and plants.

    Brooke Black Brooke Black

    Hello! My name is Mrs. Black. I graduated from the University of Missouri St. Louis in 2017 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary & Special Education. For the last three years, I have taught 4th grade at Lucas Crossing in the Normandy Schools Collaborative. I am excited to continue my learning and experience at Kratz! If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

    Molly Welsh Molly Welsh

    My name is Molly Welsh. I began working as a substitute with Ritenour when I was completing my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education. I worked at Marvin as a 1st grade teacher and then transferred to 4th grade. During this time, I received my Masters in Reading and Literacy with additional hours to achieve TESOL certification. I took a position as the TESOL specialist at Ritenour Middle and then moved to the International Welcome Center completing my 17th full year with Ritenour.  I just completed my Doctorate in Leadership and work as a course developer and adjunct instructor in the graduate Literacy and TESOL program at Park University.

    In my spare time, I like to swim and spend time with my family and friends. I am excited to begin this new journey at Kratz!

    Becky Williams Becky Williams

    My name is Becky Williams.  I am a 5th grade teacher at Kratz.  I began working in Ritenour as a substitute teacher while I was in college. I have taught 1st grade in another school in Saint Louis, and I have taught 3rd and 4th grade at Kratz. This will be my 22nd year as a full time teacher at Kratz. In my spare time, I like to listen to financial experts and try new recipes.