Lynn Goetsch Kruse

Lynn Kruse

Title: Language Educator (Retired)

Lynn Kruse, Language Educator (Retired), has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in language learning.

After more than four decades in the educational field, Ms. Kruse enjoys her time as a retiree and can reflect on the incredible years she spent teaching future generations. With her own passion for language and special education, Ms. Kruse has taught students in foreign languages, English, Spanish and with behavioral or learning disorders. She first started teaching at the Galesburg Community Schools as an English teacher in the early 1960s. Throughout her career, she has taught at many schools in Illinois, including the Saydel School District, the Grand View University, Know-Warren Special Education District, the Pleasant Valley School District, EICC and the Davenport Schools. Prior to retiring, she inspired students as a foreign language teacher at the Davenport Schools from 1994 to 2002.

In addition to her role as an educator, Ms. Kruse has been a speaker in the field and a delegate to trips to Egypt and Russia. She is a past member of Toastmaster. Unable to completely stay away from work in her retirement, Ms. Kruse took on the positions of adjunct English instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and as an affiliate with Daytona State College. She has been recognized for her work with a Tesla Award and Honorary Doctorate of Literature from the National Biographical Center. In 2016, she received the Quilly Award for the book “The Road to Success.”

Prior to publishing “The Road to Success,” Ms. Kruse has penned “Insights,” “New Neighbor, Zoolatives and Transitions,” and co-authored “Parent Prerogatives.” She is a fellow of the National Audubon Society and the International Biographical Association. Mr. Kruse has also served as the deputy director of the National Biographical Center and as a member with the Academy of American Poets.

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