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Oklahoma State at Texas

Congrats, Gretchen Knape

Winner of Oklahoma State at Texas

Congrats, Gretchen, and thanks for being you; someone thought you were pretty great and we do too!

Why Gretchen? Here’s what her nominators say:

“Ms. Knape makes everyday fun! She loves her students and uses humor to connect with them and motivate them.”

“Truly makes learning fun! Very smart and hysterically funny - one of her students recently told her she could make it in comedy. Also very sweet and caring with the students.”

“Gretchen is top notch! She is a fabulous educator”

Eckrich, in partnership with Extra Yard for Teachers & our valued retail partners, is giving teachers the chance to win $1 Million to fund local classroom projects! Gretchen Knape from Austin, TX was on the field October 16 at the Oklahoma State at Texas game for her big chance.

Gretchen scored $2,500 to fund classroom projects! She also walked away with $500 worth of groceries courtesy of our partner, HEB.

Gretchen Knape teaches 2nd grade at Rough Hollow Elementary School in the Lake Travis Independent School District. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a teacher. She started her own preschool at 6 years old in her parents’ home, spending two hours every Saturday morning teaching neighborhood friends. It instilled a passion for teaching that has never left her. She has two boys, Tyler (10th grade) and Austin (8th grade).

Congratulations again, Gretchen, and thanks to you and all the other teachers in America - the real MVPs!

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