Stramel, Gretchen
Dean of Students, 4th-8th Grade


Gretchen is responsible for student life and day-to-day student-programming for grades 4-8 at our Eden Prairie location.

For 10 years, Gretchen taught 8th grade English and Literature at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul. In 2021, Gretchen joined Breakaway Academy as a 5th grade teacher. Currently, Gretchen is currently the Dean of Students. She holds a degree from the University of St. Thomas in Elementary Education and Communications.

Beyond the classroom, Gretchen has spent the last decade at CrossFit Templar in Apple Valley as the Lead Athletic Trainer and Director of Operations. Additionally, she has coached girls soccer at Rosemont High School for 15 years and counting; currently serving as the head coach.

Gretchen makes her home in the Rosemount area with her children Charlie, Sophie and Cooper. She enjoys CrossFit, dog-walking, reading, and most of all watching her kids do what they love – playing sports.