Mrs. Gretchen Bensinger Hurtt

Faculty Information

Adminstration, English
Dean of Studies, English, Field Hockey

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EdM, Harvard University 1999
BA, Princeton University 1994

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Gretchen grew up in Pottstown, Pa., on the campus of The Hill School. A 1990 graduate of St. Andrew’s, Gretchen played field hockey, basketball and lacrosse, was an editor of the Cardinal, played flute in the band and was a residential leader.

At Princeton, Gretchen majored in English, played field hockey and lacrosse, and was student manager of Tiger Pizza. During the summers, she taught at Salisbury Summer School in Connecticut and The Hill School Summer Program.

In 1998, Gretchen earned a master’s degree in education at Harvard. Her coursework included sociology, cognition and technology in education.

Gretchen has taught English at Kent Denver School in Denver, Colo.; Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, Calif.; Severn School in Annapolis, Md.; and at summer programs at Hills School, Pa. and Salisbury School, Ct.

During her summers, Gretchen has studied at the Klingenstein Summer Fellowship through Columbia University, Berkeley Summer Study at Oxford University and The Curriculum Initiative at Princeton University. In her free time, she loves reading, spending time with family and enjoying the outdoors.

Gretchen, her husband, Callen ’90, and their sons, Liam and Gibson, live in Trapnell House.