Hello! My name is Mrs. Gretchen Quirke. This is my twelfth year teaching Kindergarten at Monee Elementary. I love teaching!! We will be working on many things this year, including learning letters and sounds, working on sight words, and most exciting, learning how to READ! We will also be busy learning to become writers and building upon our math skills.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Iowa and my Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning from DePaul University. I believe that all students are capable of achieving great success in a hands-on, caring, and structured environment. When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my husband, Justin, and our three children, Max, Jake, and Brynn.
I am looking forward to an incredibly productive and fun school year! If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, send a note with your child or call the school office.