Degrees and Certifications:
Master Degree in Early Childhood Special Education Bachelor's Degree in Special Education
My name is Gretchen Vacko, and I am excited to join the first grade team at Wood View. I will be a supported education teacher in Mrs. Addison's class.
I have taught in the Valley View School district for 23 years in the Multi Needs program. I earned an Associates degree in Fine Arts from Lincoln College. I then went on to Western Illinois University where I recieved my Bachelor in Education for Special Education. In 2004, I went back to school to coutinue my edcuation aat Northern Illinois University and earned my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Currently I am working on my ESL endorsement. I can honestly say I love what I do. I am also the proud mom of 4 daughters. Besides being a mom and teacher, I enjoy working out, reading, singing and dancing.