“Gretchen works with a sense of urgency in the field of education. She relentlessly pursues how to develop as an educator and coach to other teachers, and she is passionate about ensuring that new teachers are fully prepared to enter the classroom and increase student achievement!”
– Stacy Perzinski, Training and Instructional Manager
[Gretchen] makes a very authentic personal connection with colleagues and students which is critical to success as a teacher… strives to stay on the cutting edge of the best practices in education in order to be most effective in reaching young learners via reading and other methods of study and research.”
– Andrae Butts, Veteran Classroom Teacher
"I just trust [Gretchen] and [she] give[s] really good, specific and practical advice that I can appreciate. Plus, I just want to improve my skill in helping develop teachers."
- Courtney Armstrong, Teacher Development Coach
“[Gretchen], you are direct with feedback, but set a clear path on how to make [our] work better. Having you as a coach, I always understood why you were focusing on certain areas of my teaching. You always told me why.”
– Katie Helms, First Year Teacher
"I think [Gretchen is] a wonderful team leader. [She] have helped me grow and become more professional. I honestly don't know if I would have stuck it out some days but [she] made me tough. [She is] a great educator and leader. I am very thankful for [her]!
- Christa Henrickson, Beginning Teacher
"[Gretchen is ] dialogical. I felt that [she] wanted to hear my feelings and thoughts but gave advice when called for.”
- Melissa Morrison, Teacher Coach
"I always look forward to our Wednesday calls! I feel like I have more confidence knowing that I have someone on my side.Thank you for your kindness, compassion, and helping me come up with ways to show up!"
- Missy Sinclair, Instructional Coach
"Every meeting I attended I learned something new and had action steps to put into play. This is the accountability group I need. I feel like because of the goals I set here, and the support and encouragement I get from Gretchen, I have been able to make a bigger impact on teachers and students than I would have been able to by myself. I continue to come back because it is a game changing experience."
- Jenna Klier, Math Coach
"Wonderfully supportive! [I learned] to really take note of my reflection and grow as a teacher leader. [I] know that I am ready for the challenges that may arise and step forward positively in small action steps."
- Kristin Inae, Teacher Leader