Ms. Janet Kraus

Phone: 510-231-1431 ext. 25503


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Ms. Janet Kraus

I have been a teacher in WCCUSD for 29 years. I taught English and History at Portola Middle School, which was recently renamed Korematsu Middle School, for 20 years before teaching at Vista High School.  As an independent study teacher at Vista, I discovered that I really like math so I get much pleasure working as a tutor in Vista’s Open Lab. 

Another one of my favorite subjects is environmental science.  Last school year, I developed a lab environmental science course that included field trips to Tilden Park, Richmond Greenway, Golden Gate Recreation Area, The Marine Mammal Center, and other exciting places. 

As a member of Vista High’s Instructional Leadership Team, I help to develop curriculum and set school climate goals. I earned my B.A. and teaching credential at San Francisco State University.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, gardening, hiking, biking and walking my darling dog Maggie. I have two grown children and a husband.  My favorite food was carnitas tacos until I became a vegan. Now I can only dream about them :-) .