A New Beginning…Again

I am excited to announce that I have just accepted a teaching position at the Sacramento Country Day School.  I will be teaching humanities (combo of language arts and social studies) to 5th graders in Sacramento, California.

SacCDS

Last month I flew out to interview – 5 hours! – and explored the extensive campus.  The school houses K – 12 with amazing art, science, music and athletic programs.  I had the opportunity to teach a 45 minute class to the current 5th graders and it was such a joy.  They were full of curiosity, eager to participate, good listeners and thinkers.  Really fun.  The administration bent over backwards to welcome me and share all the amazing-ness of their school.  It felt great and I flew back to Gallup pretty high on the possibilities.

This summer I will be teaching a one week class for the incoming 5th graders: Fast Pass to Fifth Grade and hopefully a class I have designed called Adventures in Writing – focused on how to craft a creative fiction piece.

And it looks like I will have the opportunity to coach the  5th/6th volleyball team this fall – crossing my fingers.

So home to Oregon in three short weeks for the month of June.  Then down to Sacramento on July 1st.

Bonus – my nephew, his wife and newborn baby are 30 minutes away in Davis and my oldest sister is 2 hours away in Santa Rosa – Can’t wait to be around family again.

Oh – and I can’t believe I forgot to mention this – but… Sacramento is green, full of trees and sunshine – what could be better?

Have a great May everyone!

Gretchen

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  1. Eunice Bonaparte

    Such fantastic news, Gretchen!  I lived in Sacto for a year – lovely place (my parents lived there for some years before heading to So. Cal).  I am looking at doing my Ph.D. at UC Davis in a few years – maybe we’ll see each other there! 🙂

    >Пятница, 6 мая 2016, 18:37 +03:00 от Sunshine Impressions : > >Gretchen M Fogelstrom posted: “I am excited to announce that I have just accepted a teaching position at the Sacramento Country Day School.  I will be teaching humanities (combo of language arts and social studies) to 5th graders in Sacramento, California.

    Last month I flew out ” >

  2. leamcleod

    Gretchen, big congrats on this awesome news!! I am so excited for you! I spent quality time in the SAC airport during many trips to Roseville. Sounds perfect for you!

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    From: Sunshine Impressions Reply-To: Sunshine Impressions Date: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:37 AM To: Lea McLeod Subject: [New post] A New BeginningŠAgain

    WordPress.com Gretchen M Fogelstrom posted: “I am excited to announce that I have just accepted a teaching position at the Sacramento Country Day School. I will be teaching humanities (combo of language arts and social studies) to 5th graders in Sacramento, California. Last month I flew out “

  3. Patty Cassidy

    Gretchen–what a journey you have had in the last few years and to hear that landed well in Sacramento is wonderful news!
    Congratulations and it’s good to know you only one state away!

    Hope to see you when you are in Oregon.

    Patty

  4. sandylanderson

    Great news, Gretchen, for you and for the students. I sure wish I could have had you for a teacher. Love, Sandy

  5. Colleen

    Yay!!! I go to Sacramento a few times a year (I was there last week with indigenous leaders from Latin America for a meeting with the Air Resources Board) so we will finally see each other! Huge congratulations on the job!!! They are lucky to have you Gretchen!

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