Mrs Jolliff's Second Grade

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  Welcome to our second grade classroom. My name is Gretchen Jolliff and this is currently my eighth year teaching at Park Avenue Elementary. I started out my life working at the Marion City Police Department for nine and a half years and decided that it just wasn't for me. I changed my major and went into early education and graduated from The Ohio State University. I then went on for my Master's Degree and received it from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

 I got married June 2014 to the love of my life, Kevin. In March we welcomed our first child, Cayden. Cayden was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and is currently in Nationwide Children's Hospital. We take life day to day and love spending time with our little guy. Cayden has a big sister and brother at home as well. 

 I am a HUGE Ohio State fan. In the fall, my weekends are spent watching Ohio State football and the Bengals on Sunday. Winter is all about Ohio State Basketball, and my spring/summer is spent watching the Reds. I love photography, reading, and the beach. I actually do photography on the side as my "release" :)

I absolutely love teaching! There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child's face light up when they have figured out an answer or the first time they are able to read a book. 

I have an absolutely wonderful class this year. They have so much spirit and they love to learn!

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me by either telephone (419) 946-5736 ext. 3057 or by email at