Gretchen Norris, Reading Support Specialist

Ms. Norris is our Reading Specialist and brings more than 20 years of experience in the educational field with her to Gordon Parks. She earned a Bachelor's in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Kansas State University and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Language and Literacy at UMKC. 

Ms. Norris began her career in the classroom, most recently in the Shawnee Mission School District, as a second, fourth, fifth and sixth grade teacher. In addition to her experience as a teacher, she was Director of Education for Sylvan Learning Center as well as an Educational Consultant and Technology Specialist for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School Publishers. 

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding her mountain bike and surfing the internet/playing games on her iPad.