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-one 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).  Last July, we welcomed our first grandchild, Emilia Grace.  What a blessing she is and what a new adventure for us. Her mom, Tanya, is expecting a son in early October, and our younger daughter, Stephanie is expecting twins in late November.  We will be grandparents times four!  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, 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