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Mrs. Gretchen Baute

My name is Mrs. Gretchen Baute and this is my ninth year teaching.  I'm very excited to be teaching 2nd grade at Hickory Ridge Elementary this year.  I spent the last two years at Rocky River Elementary as a Title 1 Tutor and as a 2nd grade teacher.   Before that I taught for 5 years at Patriots STEM Elementary School in first and second grades.  I also taught for two years in Burlington, NC in fourth grade before having my first child. 

My husband Brian and I have been married for 24 years and have four children.  Cameron, 20, is a junior at Lenoir Rhyne University.  Kierstin, 18, is at CPCC for this fall and will transfer to Appalachian State in the Spring. Raegan, 16, is a junior at Hickory Ridge High School and Caedon, 14, is an 8th grader at Hickory Ridge Middle School.  We have lived in the Charlotte area for 12 years and love it!  I am originally from Indiana and graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education.  This is going to be a fantastic year!


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