Meet Ms. von Ende
Gretchen von Ende- 4th grade teacher
This is my 19th year at Bradfield. Before coming to HPISD, I taught for Lewisville ISD, so I have been teaching for 22 years total and I still love it as much now as when I started. I grew up in McAllen, TX in the Rio Grande Valley at the southern tip of Texas. I went to college at McMurry University in Abilene, TX. It was a family tradition to go to McMurry and I was very happy to carry on that tradition. I moved to the Dallas area after graduation and started teaching. I received my Master's degree in Special Education from Texas A&M Commerce in 2005. In addition, I gained certification as an educational diagnostician. I taught in the Resource program for many years and I have joined the 4th grade team this year as a classroom teacher. I am ecstatic for this new adventure. Having spent all of my teaching years supporting 4th grade students and teachers, I feel prepared for this amazing opportunity.
Outside of school, I am active at my church serving as the AV tech person for our contemporary service. I enjoy keeping in touch with my friends and family, reading and watching TV, and spending time with my wonderful boyfriend. We love to take our dog for walks and go to the gym together.
Although we don't have children of our own, we love spending time with our nieces and nephews, our friends' children, and our sweet dog, Tipper.