Kevin Creutz

Kevin Creutz is assistant principal and athletic director at Zion Lutheran School in St. Charles, Missouri.  He also teaches junior high math and coaches boys’ basketball.  During his time at Zion he has taught religion, literature, math, and PE.  Kevin has a desire to help teachers and students learn how to use any method necessary to be able to create, collaborate, and solve problems. He has been married to his beautiful wife Lauren for 6 years and they have two children, Caroline and Connor.  He is an avid sports fan and follows Chicago sports.  You can follow Kevin on Twitter and on his blog Apply Today.

You can read all of Kevin’s posts here.


  1. Kevin, how did you become a contributer on Connected Principals? Do you apply? By the way, I enjoy reading all your posts. Shawn

    July 1, 2011
  2. Hi Kevin,

    I am from United Classrooms and I noticed that you tweeted about us via a link from FreeTech4Teachers. I just wanted to share a little more information with you and introduce who we are.

    Founded by former Teach for America teachers, United Classrooms offers a free online platform that connects classrooms around the world. When a teacher signs their class up at, students can log in to a secure classroom profile page where they can share content with their own teachers, classmates and parents AS WELL AS collaborate with other classrooms across the globe.

    At UClass we’re:
    – facilitating communication between students who would not otherwise meet
    – hosting a secure space for collaborative projects between classrooms
    – giving classes an online space to communicate outside of the classroom
    – giving educators the opportunity to share ideas and resources
    – preparing students for a heterogeneous world of fast-paced technology and globalization

    Just launched a two months ago, UClass already has over 3,000 users on six continents, has been featured in a TEDx talk, and partnered with Teach For America and Teach For All. We’ve also been publicly endorsed by Wendy Kopp of Teach For America and Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

    I’d love to chat more with you if you’re available and help you explore the website. If you give me your email address I can also send you a simple flyer for your convenience. Thanks for your time!

    Best regards,

    October 10, 2012
  3. Rayna Gangi said:

    My name is Rayna Gangi. I am an educator and certified National Trainer with Time To Teach, a national organization that presents strategies in classroom management that empower and encourage both teachers and students. We use five core components that have proven successful in reducing and/or eliminating referrals, repeat requests and other disciplinary problems that take time away from instruction. Principals nationwide report higher test scores, up to a 70% reduction in disciplinary actions and more time to focus on encouraging, empowering and supporting their teachers. Our strategies when implemented have been lauded by schools and administrators across the country and especially appreciated by parents and teachers.

    Our web site at provides a short video presentation of our core components along with a few of the many testimonials to our proven approach.
    We provide full day trainings for teachers, breakout sessions at conferences, smaller sessions for credit and non-credit, and I speak at various school groups nationally to introduce them to these strategies.

    I am very interested in any and all opportunities to speak, whether that be keynote or fill-in at conferences, break-out sessions, or engagements at regional/district levels for staff development and training.
    I am able to speak on individual components of our approach, such as the popular Refocus component, or a combination of components depending on time constraints. I am also available as a full presenter for staff/teacher development.
    We do offer schools the opportunity to bring us in as trainers for a full day, often credit-bearing for those teachers seeking credits, and that is done on a contractual basis with training fees and book purchases.

    Looking forward to speaking with you!

    February 9, 2013
  4. Courtney said:

    Hi Kevin,

    My name is Courtney Burner and I am currently enrolled in Leadership Program for my Masters. Presently, I am taking a Technology course. I was hoping you would be able to answer some questions for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the educational material on your blog/Twitter. It is clear to see you are a motivational leader. I read about how you are a principal and I am aspiring to be one as well. Would you mind sharing what encouraged you to blog and use technology to communicate? By using resources like Twitter, have you found any benefits of improvement in communication or organizational efficiency? Has using technology helped you be a lead learner to your staff? I just entered into the blogging world. If you have any suggestions for me, I am more than willing to take any advice. Here is my link: If you have time, I would truly appreciate if you could respond. Thank you for your time. Have a wonderful day.

    February 9, 2016

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