Gretchen Bitner is a teacher at Penrose Elementary in Colorado Springs School D11. Her current role as Project Based Learning Coordinator, allows her to coach both students and staff through the implementation of 21st Century competencies and inquiry-based systems. In addition, Gretchen serves as the media coordinator and plays an active role with the Penrose Rebranding team. Her leadership roles include CSEA Morale Rep., EPC Scholarship Chair, and Teachers for Educational Reform Liaison. Gretchen’s credentials include a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Colorado, MA in Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas, and an MA in Curriculum and Development, also from the University of Texas.