I was born in LaGrange, Illinois just 15 miles west of Chicago. My father was an airline pilot and my mother stayed at home with me and my eight brothers and sisters. That’s right, there were nine children in the family! Their names were from oldest to youngest: John, Martha, Teresa, Janet, Peter, Sally, David, Amelia and Mister (me). I was the youngest, and now you know my first name: Mister. So you can call me Mister Krump and write it as: Mr. Krump.
Fast forward to age 18. I decided to join the U.S. Navy. After nine years of active duty on three different Navy ships and one shore station I decided to get out and become a teacher. At every duty station they were putting me in charge of training and I love children so I put those two together and decided to become an elementary school teacher. I had met a wonderful lady from Piermont, New York and decided to stay in the reserves and go to college. I went to SUNY Purchase, RCC and St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC). Upon graduation I became a substitute teacher in this district and was then hired as a teacher here.
This is my 19th year of teaching here and I love it. I can’t think of a more rewarding job.
I chose a chess theme as a picture for this page about me because I think it is the greatest game ever invented, although I am still not very accomplished at it.
I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you.