Meet Ms. Kretschmer
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I love teaching at HCS! I previously worked in the Hampstead School District for 7 years. My first year at HCS I was the Technology Integration Facilitator & Title I Math Teacher. Then I taught straight first grade for 2 years and 4 years in multiage 1-2. I also coached the HMS boys and girls cross-country teams for 5 years while in the district. When I left Hampstead I taught 1st grade at Bow Elementary School for 2 years and 1st grade at New Boston Central School for 1 year. I returned to HCS in 2009 and since I've been back I have taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade! I received my M.Ed. from Lesley University in Curriculum and Instruction: Creative Arts. I also have 2 degrees from Keene State College; a B.S. in Elementary Education & Special Education and B.A. in Dance & Psychology. When planning and teaching I enjoy using the latest education research to integrate and differentiate my instruction to meet the needs of all learners. I also enjoy infusing mindfulness and yoga into the classroom as a way of creating calm, helping kids open their brains for learning, and to take care of social emotional needs. In addition to being a teacher I am a proud mother of two, certified yoga teacher, and Hampstead Middle School Cross Country Coach. For fun I love reading non-fiction, running, creating,dancing, and teaching yoga to kids and adults at The Yoga Room here in Hampstead and around the state!  Feel free to check out http://OmMamaYoga.com for more info.

I look forward to working with you so that we can, together, do what is best for your child(ren).

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

We are going to have a fantastic year!