I am a retired teacher, having 30 years of experience in 2nd - 5th grade. During my career, I created a music group called the Character Kids at my elementary school that I continue to lead today as a volunteer. I have created original songs and musicals to enhance my students' educational experience, which have been and continue to be performed by my students around our community.
I believe students are better able to retain knowledge in any subject area when set to a tune. During my career, I incorporated music into every content area.
I have received Teacher of the Year at my elementary school, and my city declared a Ken Cronk day to honor my contributions to education through music in our community.
I graduated with my B.A. in Education from California Baptist University, and my Masters in Education from Azusa Pacific University.
I have been playing the guitar and writing music and lyrics my entire teaching career. It's what I most enjoy doing with my free time!