• Jesse Krasna ’14 with Del Engstrom, chair of the Health and Exercise Physiology department, at the Spring 2014 Celebration of Achievement in Student Teaching.

Jesse Krasna




Jesse Krasna was a standout in the classroom as well as on the basketball court. A Health and Exercise Physiology major, he earned teaching certification in Health and Physical Education (K-12) and did his student teaching at Oaks Elementary School and the 8th Grade Center in the Spring-Ford school district. Jesse was also the captain of the Ursinus basketball team and a Centennial Conference standout and starting point guard all four years.

In 2014, Jesse was a co-recipient of the Barbara Olmo McInnis 1957 Prize, established by Ray Hamilton ’57 and awarded annually to an outstanding student in teacher education.

Impact of Ursinus

Jesse sends the following update: “I want to share with you the good news I just received–I have been offered a job to teach Health Education at McDonald and Willow Dale elementary schools in the Centennial School District and couldn’t be more excited to get started. Thank you for all of your help over the years. I felt over-prepared for my interview thanks to your hard work and dedication. The entire Ursinus Education staff is truly special. I thought you should know Mrs. Stahl went out of her way to help me, hand-delivering a recommendation letter to both schools. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from such knowledgeable, caring, and selfless professors.”

The Education department was fortunate to work with Jesse, too, and we wish him well in his new position.