Gracie Gravely

I am so excited to be teaching STEM at Friends elementary and middle school! My favorite thing about STEM has to be developing creative approaches to problem solving and gaining those ever-useful critical thinking skills that help us to navigate understanding and interpreting the world around us.
I was born and raised in the Bay Area of Northern California, and come from a huge Greek family! In 2019, I graduated from The University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences. After working in equitable housing resources in California, I made the move to Colorado to be closer to my mom’s family in September of 2020. I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Learning, Development, and Family Sciences from The University of Colorado, Denver and hope to obtain my degree in the summer of 2023. I completed the Friends School Teacher Preparatory Program in the ’21-’22 school year while teaching 6th grade science at Friends Middle School and am so thrilled to be back here at Friends as a full-fledged teacher! I love botany, ecology, and understanding plant-pollinator interactions, and am looking forward to sharing my passion for nature and scientific thinking with students.
Outside of the classroom these days you can find me rock climbing, painting, drawing, crocheting, riding my motorcycle, camping, fishing, hanging out with my dog Tex, and playing lots of video games!

Challenging minds. Nurturing spirits. Honoring individuality.