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Mrs. Gretchen Baute

My name is Mrs. Gretchen Baute and this is my 13th year teaching.  I'm very excited to be teaching 2nd grade at Hickory Ridge Elementary.  I have worked at Rocky River Elementary as a Title 1 Tutor and as a 2nd grade teacher.   Before that I taught for 5 years at Patriots STEM Elementary School in first and second grades.  I also taught in Burlington, NC in fourth grade before having my first child. 

My husband Brian and I have been married for 26 years and have four children.  Cameron, 22, Kierstin, 20, Raegan, 18,  and Caedon, 16,  We have lived in the Charlotte area for over 14 years and love it!  I am originally from Indiana and graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education.  Let's Shine Bright this year Cowboys!

You can click on the link below to go to my Canvas site for links to the curriculum and other important information.