Hi everyone, I’m Gretchen Smurr. I have taught fourth – sixth grades in Vacaville and Woodland for several years. My strengths are differentiation, classroom climate and English language development. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. When I am not teaching, I backpack and kayak with my husband Jose and my dog, Bojangles. Jose and I also like to travel, read and garden but Bojangles can’t read or garden. I’m excited about starting my first year with the Lighthouse Hawks.