Today we'll introduce you to Kara Gritzmacher, who will teach fifth grade at Cumberland Elementary School.
Where are you from? I grew up in Whitefish Bay and attended Richards Elementary, Whitefish Bay Middle School, and Whitefish Bay High School. I will be living in Milwaukee.
Education/experience: I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December of 2012 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I student taught 6th grade Language Arts/Social Studies and spent my second semester as a substitute teacher in Verona and Middleton Area School Districts.
Why did you choose Whitefish Bay? My passion for teaching comes from my experience with teachers in the Whitefish Bay Schools. I wanted to be a part of a strong, successful school district. Go Blue Dukes!
Hobbies: I LOVE the outdoors. In my free time I like to run, travel, and cheer on the UW-Badgers.
Favorite place you've ever visited: This past May, I backpacked through Europe. I traveled through London, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Rome. I enjoyed getting lost, trying different foods, and learning about the different cultures.