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Middle School Humanities: Gretchen Dietz

Tr. Gretchen (Dietz)


Miami University, Oxford, OH: Doctor of Philosophy in Composition and Rhetoric

West Chester University, West Chester, PA: Master of Arts in Writing, Teaching, and Criticism

DeSales University, Center Valley, PA: Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in Political Science

The American University of Rome, Rome, Italy: undergraduate study abroad


Teaching Experience:

Miami University, Oxford, OH: 4 years

Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Visiting Teacher + Creative Nonfiction Fellow.


Additional Skills & Experience:

Outstanding Teacher Award, Miami University, 2014.

Dissertation Fellowship, Miami University, 2016.

Published writer - academic, creative, marketing.

Book editor.


Brief Bio:

I am so excited to teach humanities to HFS middle school students! I find that literature and history are essential for helping us navigate life. My greatest joy is guiding students to write confidently and express what they believe.

After completing my Bachelor's degree in English, I wanted to study language and literature even more in depth, so I earned a Masters and PhD. In my scholarly experiences, I had the opportunity to study in Italy and teach in China, which helped shape my view of the world.

Reading and writing are my passions. I am currently completing my first book of poems.

My other favorite activities are running, swimming, and being with my family and friends. I love movies, music, and art. And I will never say no to a game of basketball.




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