About Mrs. Gritz...
Position: 6th Grade Teacher
Welcome to Mrs. Gritz's 6th Grade website! I was born and raised in upstate New York, and my family and I moved to Arizona in 2004. My husband, Brandon, is also a teacher, and we enjoy traveling whenever and wherever we can!
My Education and Professional Background
From Arizona State University, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2010 and my Master's Degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education in 2011. I also have an English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement as well as am Highly Certified in Middle Grades and Early Secondary Mathematics. I have worked at Hancock Elementary since 2013, and was employed at Arizona State University for 3 years prior to that. I am very happy to be at Hancock Elementary, and I love teaching 6th grade!
My Educational Philosophy
Students in 6th grade should be looking ahead to junior high. Now is the time to hone in on developing organizational skills and study habits that will assist them in taking ownership over their education. Gaining these skills in elementary school will prove to be beneficial in their future education and beyond.