Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Elementary Education St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Hello, My name is Gretchen Washington and I am excited to be your child's sixth grade ELA and Social Studies teacher. This is my twelfth year of teaching and third at Western Harnet Middle School.
Teaching has been a challenging but very rewarding profession, my goal every day is to help children acquire and develop the knowledge and skills they will need in later life to be successful adults. I believe in teaching the WHOLE child. I incorporate life skills throughout my lessons that require students to grow not only academically but socially and emotionally.
This school year is going to be different and challenging but I believe with an open mind, hard work, and a positive attitude it will be the best. We are ALL going to be learning new ways to do things and this will enable us to become better students, parents, and teachers at the end. Your child's education and emotional well being will always be the number one priority in my class. I can promise you, that your students will be safe, cared for, and held to their highest expectations to ensure they are successful in working to their fullest potential. I look forward to a wonderful adventure this year.
"The good is the enemy of the best"