Mrs Kruckman is a 1994 graduate of Jefferson HS in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a 1998 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in music education. Mrs. Kruckman has completed year one of Kodaly certification at DePaul University. Mrs Kruckman taught elementary and HS music in the Williamsburg school district for 2 years, 7-12 Vocal music in the Turkey Valley school district for 4 years, as a substitute teacher in several school districts, and as an associate preschool teacher. Mrs. Kruckman has maintained a private piano studio for many years and is active as a collaborative pianist. In the summer she is a tour guide at the Bily Clocks museum and Antonin Dvorak exhibit in Spillville. Mrs. Kruckman lives in Spillville with her husband Tim and 3 children.