Meet Kim Gritz

Share a little bit about yourself! Where are you from and how did you end up where you are now?

I grew up in Newkirk, Oklahoma and spent my children’s childhood living in Tonkawa and teaching in Blackwell High School.  This is were I was first introduced to OERB curriculum.  When I moved to Hennessey I started teaching middle school and was able to now learn more about the OERB curriculum and have now taught Core Science, Rockin’ Ratio, Petro Active, and Fossils to Fuel I & II.

Why did you decide to become a teacher? 

I wanted a job that I could be home when my own children were home.  Once I started teaching I loved sharing new things with my students.

Where did you attend college?

I graduated from Northern Oklahoma College and then from Oklahoma State University.

How many years have you been teaching?


What grades and subjects are you currently teaching?

This year I am teaching Bio 2, Physics and Chemistry.

When I teach STEAM I can use so many of the activities from the different curriculums.

What else do you enjoy doing besides teaching? Any hobbies

I love gardening (fruits and vegetables), I have two bee hives in my back yard, I read and I love to sew quilts and crafts.

What is your favorite part of the OERB curriculum?

I love that is so varied and that even though some of the lessons are for younger students I am able to take the information from Fossils to Fuels and apply it to something we are learning in Core Science.  When I teach STEAM I can use so many of the activities from the different curriculums.

Do your students have a favorite lesson in the OERB curriculum you teach? 

My high school students love to do From Crude to Refined. The feel like “real” scientists.

What is your favorite part about OERB HomeRoom? 

I love that all my curriculum, worksheets, video’s and all of the field trip information is in one place.

Share a favorite moment during your teaching career? 

My favorite moments are when I can help a student to see that they are more than what they believe.