Mrs. Gretchen Holland

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Directory Information
Job Position: 
Job Role: 
Phone Number: 
970-488-7522
Room Number: 
109
About Me
Biographical Sketch: 

My husband and I have been in Fort Collins since we came to CSU for college.  We married after our senior years and now have 6 kids.  I have an undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis in Child Development, from CSU and a Masters in Elementary Education from Regis University.  I have taught preschool, fourth, and second, with semester site-work in 3rd and kindergarten.

What I like about Traut is...: 

I love that students are the focus at Traut.  I also believe strongly that families are the most important unit in society, so having parents actively involved in the lives and learning of their children is something special!

Hobbies & Interests include...: 

 I love to travel and be with my family.  We enjoy bike riding and I like reading and walking our two dogs, Moxie and Lexie.  I play the piano and love music. 

My favorite books and authors are...: 

I love reading children's books and series!  The Penderwicks are my favorite fictional family and I love The Lemonade War series.  I enjoy Robert Fulgrum's short stories, and have written two published works myself.

Favorite Quote: 

With my kids...  "You're killing me, Smalls!"  ~from The Sandlot

From my youth...  "Carpe Diem"  ~from Dead Poet's Society

For my life...  "Play the Sunset."  ~from Mr. Holland's Opus

My Classroom
Courses Taught: 

Kindergarten

About My Classroom: 

My philosophy has three important tenants: all students have the ability and right to learn; collaborative teams of both educators and students can have a great impact on student growth and achievement; and partnership with homes, families, community members, and peers give students the long term structure to be successful.