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Music educator

Gretchen Anne Duling, music educator. Certified elementary and secondary teacher, New York; certified administrator and supervisor, New York. Grantee Ohio State University of Music, 1959; grantee Rossevelt University, 1961-1962, USOE fellow Buffalo State College, 1979-1980, fellow State University of New York, 1990.


Duling, Gretchen Anne was born on January 30, 1940 in Gallipolis, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Russell Smith and Halma Grace (Moore) Hoff.


Bachelor in Music Education, Roosevelt University, 1969. Master of Science in Creative Studies, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Elementary Education, Buffalo University, Buffalo, 1993.

Master of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision, Canisius College, Buffalo, 1986.


Choral director, teacher general music Chicago Public Schools, 1963-1969. Substitute teacher music various schools, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Massachusetts, 1969-1978. Teacher music junior high, chorus director North Collins (New York ) School District, 1979.

Graduate research assistant New York State Research Foundation State University of New York, Buffalo, 1980-1981, 90-92. Teacher gifted, coordinator gifted education Eden and East Aurora (New York ) School district, 1981-1985. Gifted programming specialist Williamsville (New York ) Central Schools, 1985-1995.

Assistant professor Center for Studies in Creativity Buffalo State College, since 1995. Preschool teacher in alternate high school Newton (Massachusetts) Public Schools, 1975. Consultant in field.

Presenter workshops.


  • Certified elementary and secondary teacher, New York. Certified administrator and supervisor, New York.



Volunteer Special Olympics, since 1988. Elder Westminster Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, since 1991. Participant Master of Science Walk/Annual, Buffalo, since 1959.

Member American Educational Research Association, National Association Gifted Children (John Gowan award 1980), New York Association Gifted and Talented Education, Creative Education Foundation, Oral History Association, Special Education Parent/Teacher Association, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting antiques, colleting oral history, fast walking, nutrition, golf.


Married Dennis Carl Duling, March 26, 1960. Two children.

Russell Smith Hoff

Halma Grace (Moore) Hoff

Dennis Carl Duling