Meet the Principal

Hello Team WB!

As the principal of Gretchko Elementary School, I am excited to be your partner in the social, emotional and academic development of your child. I am committed to building a school community in which students learn through inquiry, interact with research-based curriculum resources, and are given time to independently apply skills and explore new content with the coaching of excellent teachers. I strongly believe that young people are capable of greatness. When we support their passions, grow their knowledge, and invite their voice, our world is a better place. There is no place I’d rather be than with young people in the midst of that exciting journey. 

My husband Derrick and I are the parents of two boys—Graham and Russ —as well as two dogs and two cats. I’ve lived in Oakland County for the last 20+ years, but I grew up in the Chicago suburbs; my undergrad experience brought me to Michigan, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else! I am an avid reader, especially picture books and middle-grade fiction; love to travel; enjoy a well-written tv series; consider myself a foodie; and try to spend lots of time outdoors enjoying our amazing four seasons. 

Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. I look forward to getting to know you and your family.



Jennifer Teal

Jennifer Teal

Gretchko Elementary School