BS, Niagara University
Gretchen grew up in Central New York among a family of teachers dating back to her great-grandparents, of whom one was a college president in Tennessee. She graduated from Niagara University with a B.S. in Business Administration where she played varsity volleyball and softball. After graduation, Gretchen worked six years with the Marriott Corporation as an events manager before moving to Provincetown, Cape Cod, where she developed her interest in education and wellness.
Gretchen spent nine years working for the non-profit FCD Educational Services facilitating workshops in 16 countries and across the United States. It was through this work that she first learned of St. Andrew’s and its unique culture.
Her work eventually took her to Philadelphia where she became involved with Mastery Charter Schools, a non-profit that ‘turns around’ failed public schools. Gretchen participated in the restructuring of three different Mastery campuses in five years starting as a Social Emotional Learning teacher before being promoted to Dean of Students. During that time, Gretchen received her Masters of Education at Cabrini College in Pennsylvania.
Gretchen is an avid women’s soccer fan and attends as many USWNT soccer games as possible. Delaware is the 7th state Gretchen has called home and she looks forward to staying.
She is currently the dorm parent on Baum Corridor.