About Gretchen

PERSONAL DETAILS

  • First Name: Gretchen Last Name: Vierstra
  • Personal Location: Albany, CA
  • Started in Education: 1997

About Gretchen Vierstra

Trained at Teachers College, Columbia University, I started my career teaching English and History in NYC's Lower East Side. I then taught middle school in the San Francisco Bay Area for ten years. During my 20+ years in education, I've also been a department chair, new teacher coach, curriculum developer, and policy analyst. As an avid runner, I've also coached a middle school cross-country running team. I'm currently Sr. Director of Educational Content at Teaching Channel. Connect with me on twitter @gretchenvee.

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Role: Other
  • Subjects: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Writing
  • Grades: 6, 7, 8

PAST POSITIONS

  • Role: Teacher
  • Subjects: English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Grades: 6, 7, 8

  • Role: Community/Informal Educator

  • Role: Coach
  • Grades: 6, 7, 8

  • Role: Educational Consultant

  • Role: Administrator
  • Subjects: English Language Arts

EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS

SUBJECTS

  • Arts
  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies

GRADES

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

TOPICS

  • Assessment
  • Coaching
  • Common Core
  • Technology in the Classroom

EDUCATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • CREDENTIALS: Masters in Teaching English (Teachers College, Columbia University), Masters in Public Administration (SFSU), Bachelors in English (Smith College), Single Subject Credential in English