Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Gretchen Zuckerman
This is my seventh year as a Homestead Husky but my eleventh year working in School District 308. Before coming to Homestead Elementary School, I taught first grade at Fox Chase Elementary for three years and spent one year as a reading aide at Lakewood Creek Elementary.
Knowing I wanted to be a first grade teacher at an early age, I graduated with my elementary education degree from Illinois State University, Normal, in 2003. In 2007, I graduated with my master’s degree in reading instruction from Aurora University, in Aurora, Ill.
My favorite aspect of teaching first grade is watching children blossom throughout the year into confident readers. I never cease to be amazed at how much growth occurs during this pivotal year. Playing a part in this process is a huge privilege.
I feel blessed to be a part of such a vibrant and growing school like Homestead!