Gwen is a graduate of Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. She has taught in Lutheran schools in Milwaukee as well as in Wichita. Currently she teaches fourth grade. Her past experiences at Holy Cross include directing a children’s choir and children’s bell choirs and serving as Director of Music. She was honored to be named the Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Learning Center for Health in Halstead in 2014 and received the Golden Apple Award in 2016.