Mrs. Carran

Phone: 815-788-5477


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Mrs. Carran

     Too many years ago to mention, I graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee and moved back home to Wonder Lake and began teaching sixth grade at West Elementary School. Who knew that thirty years later, I would still be teaching sixth-grade students in District 47, now at Lundahl Middle School!  My name changed when I married my husband, Jack, and my hours of sleep dropped when our daughters, Tanya and Stephanie, were born (both now married).  A mere six weeks ago, we welcomed our first grandchild, Emilia Grace.  What a blessing she is and what a new adventure for us. However, I am still excited to head to work each Fall and meet new students (and possibly former students who are now parents themselves).

     Now, Jack and I are officially empty-nesters.  I don't think that I am a fan! However, I plan to spend more time on our family pastime of waterskiing.  I also enjoy reading (that's good news since I teach language arts), music, family time, and playing with our extremely active beagle-shepherd mix, Brandy.

     I believe that open communication and a sense of security are essential to a successful start to the school year, particularly for sixth-graders.  Please contact me with any of your questions, concerns, or "need to know" information.  Email correspondence will be the quickest form of communication, but I welcome phone and conference conversations, as well.  Please refer to the following contact information:


Janet Carran

Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

6-Gold Team

Lundahl Middle School

560 Nash Rd.

Crystal Lake, IL 60014