Hi, I'm Gretchen. 


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I believe great educators will remain in the profession if they are supported and guided towards excellence.


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Educators lack ongoing support as they gain years of experience. This leads to burn out and a potential exit out of the profession. Get the support you deserve and a community to lean on. You'll gain clarity on how to improve and excel in your role so you can love what you do again. Growth doesn't happen on your own. Let's do this together!

What am I here to do for you?

As a teacher, teacher leader and now teacher trainer, there are many lessons I have learned about what makes teachers effective. Through the content I share on my website, I empower you to reach your potential. Click to listen --->

"I am an educator of a decade, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom."


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Latest Podcast Episodes

241: Bonus Episode- Interview with Tiffany Wallace

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jun 14, 2021

Tiffany is an educator, entrepreneur and goal achievement coach. She helps ambitious, self-motivated women, entrepreneurs & leaders create + achieve meaningful goals without sacrificing their priorities. Tiffany has been leading people for 15+ years. She holds an Education Specialist Degree in Learning, teaching & Curriculum. She has done extensive research on reading fluency & completed…

240: Bonus Episode- Interview with Craig Randall

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 31, 2021

Craig Randall is the author of Trust-Based Observations. His experience as a counselor, coach, teacher, and principal at schools in the US and overseas led him to develop and then write, Trust-Based Observations, a model of observation and evaluation focused on building trusting relationships that spark teacher risk-taking and innovation, and result in teaching and…

Latest Blog Posts

Leadership Tips for Instructional Coaches- Part 1

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jun 7, 2021

This four-part series shares leadership tips for instructional coaches. This first post will share generalized tips and each subsequent post will be specific to an aspect of coaching. Below are 7 leadership tips for instructional coaches: Be Human– Before leaders can lead, they need to be able to connect as people. Share your interests, show…

10 End of Year Tasks for Instructional Coaches

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 24, 2021

Coaching teachers at the end of the year differs from the typical routine followed all year long. Generally, state testing begins to alter a coach’s schedule in the spring as they account for testing supplies and proper distribution, planning student accommodation locations and support variations, and completing other minor tasks. During this time, Professional Learning…

Leading a Teacher Appreciation Event at your School Site

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 3, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day occur in the month of May. These events were created to show support for hard-working teachers and the impactful work they do in classrooms every day. These celebrations should incorporate all stakeholders that teachers work with daily (ie.students, non-instructional staff, leadership team, parents and community members). Whether you…

Creating a Strong Math Culture at your School [Part Three]

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Apr 26, 2021

Are your students gaining stronger mathematical skills? Are teachers spending more quality time learning and growing their math instructional knowledge? Creating a strong math culture is a topic we have been discussing recently here on the blog based on a discussion I lead on the Clubhouse app.  Over 20 educators (classroom teachers, administrators, school board…