Kurran Strunk
Muessel Elementary School
1021 Blaine Street
South Bend, IN 46616

Special Education,

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1) What is one thing that needs to change in order to keep quality teachers in the profession?

What kind of support do you think special education teachers need?


Kurran Strunk, 2001
State Teacher of the Year, Indiana
Kurran Strunk, Indiana's Teacher of the Year 2001, has taught special education for ten years. Currently she teaches primary-level special education students at Muessel Elementary School in South Bend, Indiana. Kurran graduated magna cum laude from Indiana State University and received her graduate degree from Indiana University-South Bend. She intended to be the first woman president until her goal changed in fourth grade when she took daily peeks into a special education class. At that point the power and glory of the presidency was overshadowed by the rewards and excitement of teaching special education. Kurran is involved with the United Way, and is a camp counselor for a special-needs zoo camp. Before being named Indiana Teacher of the Year, she was chosen as Muessel's Teacher of the Year twice and was named South Bend Community School Corporation's Teacher of the Year.  

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