Mrs. Denise Gruetzmacher: Preschool Director

Hello, I am Denise Gruetzmacher. For over 20 years I have worked with toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children In Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Waldorf schools. I begin my tenth year at Little Saints Preschool as the Program Director and the 3 to 4 year old classroom educator. I enjoy collaborating with parents and colleagues, as well as guiding early childhood curriculum. Through the years, I have discovered that children bring a variety of learning styles, backgrounds and languages into my classrooms. Each year, I am excited to “get to know” every child, offer individual learning opportunities and watch as my classroom develops into a vibrant, interesting, creative and unique community of young children. Although I hold a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Montessori Certification, the daily interaction and communication with young children has been my “true” education. I am also happy to be your child’s Atrium educator, which is guided by Montessori inspired Catechesis of the Good Shepherd lessons. For me, watching your children grow and develop is magical!

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School