Specials - Art, Music, PE

  • Yen-yi Chen Art
    Yen-yi Chen

    Kratz Art on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kratzschoolart

    My name is Yen-yi Chen. 2020-21 will be my 10th year teaching Art at Kratz. I was born in Taiwan and moved to the States 29 years ago. I earned my Bachelor of Architecture degree in Taiwan and Master of Arts in teaching degree at Webster University here in St. Louis. I have worked as a draftsperson for architecture firms and a florist. I am married and have two daughters and two cats. When I am not teaching I enjoy reading, writing, and learning new things. My hobbies include photography, hiking, swimming, and playing piano. I collect junk (in art we call them “found objects”) for making art projects.

    Mandy Koch Music
    Mandy Koch

    Hi!  My name is Mandy Koch and I’m the music teacher at Kratz Elementary.  My first degrees were in opera and vocal performance before I found out how much I love teaching.  I’ve taught at a lot of different places and this will be my fourth year at Kratz.  I have three kids who go to Ritenour too.  I love exploring all styles of music but my favorite thing to do is sing!  I am so excited to sing and make music with you.

    Colleen Reynolds PE
    Colleen Reynolds

    Hi! My name is Colleen Reynolds. I am one of the PE/Health Teachers at Kratz Elementary. This will be my 3rd year at Kratz, and 5th year teaching overall. In my spare time, I love being outdoors, hiking, running, and taking walks around my neighborhood. I also enjoy baking for my family and friends.


    Jeff Wareing PE/Health
    Jeff Wareing

    My name is Jeff Wareing.  I have been teaching Physical Education/Health for 19 years and all of them at Kratz Elementary.  I am married with four kids who keep me very busy!  When I am fortunate to get some time to myself I like playing basketball with friends and watching sports on television.