Karson Kretschmar

5th Grade Teacher
Biographical Sketch

I recently moved to Colorado from Seattle, Washington, where I spent the last four years teaching. Prior to that, I started out my teaching career in Jersey City, New Jersey after graduating from Iowa State University. I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of grade levels, including kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and ELL.

What I like about Traut is

While I am new to the Traut community I have loved getting to learn more about the school's curriculum and culture and getting to meet the wonderful staff that has had such a powerful impact on each of your children's learning and development. It is an honor to get to be a part of such a strong community, whose focus truly is on the social, emotional and intellectual growth of their students and the partnerships that are made amongst staff, students and families.

Hobbies & Interests

When I am not teaching I enjoy spending my time traveling, reading, hiking, camping and relaxing with my husband and our two cats.

My favorite books and authors are

There are just too many to name! I have loved the Harry Potter series since I was young. Authors I enjoy reading with my students are Roald Dahl, Mo Willems and Ezra Jack Keats. As an adult, I enjoy most genres, but have a hard time putting down suspenseful/mystery books or a good beach read.

Courses Taught

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and ELL

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