Gretchen Franks

Kindergarten Teacher

423-623-3811 ext. 310

Courses Taught:


Gretchen Franks


I have lived in Newport since I was 15 years old. I have have a Bachelor's degree in PreK -3rd grade and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have been married for 20 years and have three children. I taught PreK in Sevier County for one year and have been at NGS for the rest of my teaching career.

Supply List

*$20 supply fee

Regular size backpack

extra clothes-include underwear

3 boxes of kleenex

2 large containers of clorox wipes

1 box snack size ziplocs

1 box sandwich size ziplocs

1 box gallon size ziplocs

1 box of band-aids

WISHLIST-optional but appreciated!

white cardstock

paper towels

multi colored computer paper 

plastic spoons

Lysol spray

Solo cups


We are having a great time in Mrs. Franks' class. We have been working on getting to know each other. 

We will soon start doing our ABC Bootcamp. Students will learn the letter names and sounds for all of the letters in the alphabet.

We will also be learning numbers 0-5.

All of the children are very sweet and I am excited to see them learn.

Please remember to contact me through Dojo or by me email listed above.



After the students get settled we start sending home books for them to read with you every night. We will also send home "Rainbow Words". These are words that will help students in reading throughout the year. 
Homework Hotline 1(615)298-6636 (Grades 1-8)