Betsy Cartwright Kruse, MHS, MBA
Thank you for looking into Kumon! I began my Kumon journey in 2004 when I was looking for a career that was more fulfilling than the typical 12-hour day corporate grind. A friend introduced me to Kumon, and I was sold! My husband, three daughters and I live in Washington Crossing, PA, although we are transplants from the Midwest. As I hope you will learn from interacting with me that I love learning and I hope to bring that passion to all my students. I am also a cancer survivor, which has given me a wonderful perspective on valuing the important things in life. My daughters have all benefited from Kumon and my eldest, graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in NY, is a program completer in both the math & reading program. Her strong Kumon math skills have helped her as she pursues a career as a Mechanical Engineer. My middle daughter, in her second year at the US Air Force Academy, is also a dual-program completer. She uses her math, reading, writing and memorization skills every day at the Air Force Academy! My youngest, a freshman at Council Rock High School-North realizes that her Kumon math keeps her ahead of the school curriculum and makes classwork easy. She is applying all those grammar skills from Levels E and F in her writing and grammar tests in high school. Our whole family is involved in running and I have completed 3 marathons and several half marathons I've run the Hershey Half Marathon twice, the second time to celebrate my cancer remission! Chocolate and running are two of my favorite things!
I have a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Central College in Pella, IA, an MHS from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MBA from University of Chicago. I love learning! Before I began Kumon, I worked in a series of corporate positions at Amoco/BP, Exxon and Johnson & Johnson. I found that as fulfilling as they were, those jobs just didn't give me the balance I needed for family and work.
Kumon provides a wonderfully fulfilling environment where I see progress of my students every day It is so rewarding to be part of their growth and see them achieve their potential! I hope you decide to visit my center and become part of our Kumon Family!