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Krysta Rodriguez Explains the Fall and Rise of Daybreak’s Ms. Crumble

Children carry what they are taught at a young age throughout the rest of their lives. They will use what they have learned to influence society.

Everyone knows that today’s youth will become tomorrow’s leaders, and teachers have access to educate the youth in their most impressionable years — whether that is in teaching preschool, teaching extracurriculars, sports or traditional classes.

Teachers have the ability to shape leaders of the future in the best way for society, to build positive and inspired future generations and therefore design society, both on a local and global scale.


In reality, teachers have the most important job in the world and there job never ends.

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Once the high school biology teacher, Ms. Crumble always aspired to become a great teacher, similar to those in movies. When starting her job at Glendale High School as a biology teacher, she realized she would never be a perfect teacher, causing her to have a breakdown. This resulted in her nickname, Ms. Crumble.

Now one of the only adults known to have survived the bomb without turning into a full ghoulie, something is very wrong with her brain, however, as her story unfolds, it is revealed that she is more human that ghoulie, retaining her compassion and caring for the students even after the fact.

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Due to a violent incident, Ms. Crumble has serious brain-damage and doesn’t know how to properly interact with people. Every now and then she remembers something and screams the words, making her seem paranoid. At first, she struggles to resist the urge to consume the kids like regular ghoulies. With the help of Angelica Green, she is able to manage this urge and tries to do everything she can to protect the children.

The role is played to perfection by Krysta Rodriguez, who has graced TV, film and Broadway. Ms. Crumble is a vastly different role that allowed Rodriguez to fully immersive herself in its weirdness. Despite her desire to want to eat kids, she’s a feminist hero, who had to lose herself in order to find herself.

The Koalition spoke to Rodriguez (who describes Ms. Crumble as “life changing”) about the evolution of Ms. Crumble, how playing this role impacted her life and more.