This article is part of the Johnnie Chair project “The Johnnie Bookshelves”. We will interview Johnnies around the campus about their experience at St. John’s, the program and the books that they like to read outside and inside the program.
Ms. Kraus currently serves as the Dean of the Annapolis campus. We met earlier this week for an interview. I grew up in schools styled after British preparatory schools, so till this day I get nervous around faculty members. I must admit I was a little nervous to meet Ms. Kraus.
I was pleased to find out though that she is someone very grounded and down to earth, yet more importantly, she is a teacher in her heart.
I asked her if she could trade any job with anyone on campus, with whom would she trade with?
“Boy…that’s really tough, I don’t feel qualified for other jobs here.”
When she recalled her passion for teaching, she shared this:
“I do love teaching. I love being with students. I find teaching very exciting.”
It makes sense, she has been here since 1985 and has had the titled of tutor till just recently. In 2010 she became the Dean.