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Hi, I'm Gretchen. 

I EMPOWER TEACHER LEADERS TO BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE FOR THOSE THEY LEAD  

from peer mentors and cooperating teachers leading in their classrooms to instructional coaches leading in their school building.

There is ALWAYS A LESSON to be learned!

Gain Clarity.            Gain Confidence.            Gain Support.

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

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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."

Gretchen

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If you know you have room to grow as a teacher leader, but aren't sure the actions to take, let's hop on a call. Not only will you gain clarity and confidence, but you will instantly become more effective in supporting those you lead!

Latest Podcast Episodes

221: Adjusting to the New Normal

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Sep 7, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year will be one of adjustments just as 2020 has been for the world. Teachers that have a can do attitude and adjust in the moment will be the most fulfilled. You have the power to choose what adjustments you make and influence those around you this year. Tune in to hear what actional steps you can take to make adjustments that will be pivotal to your career this year.

220: Bonus Edition- Interview with CJ Reynolds

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 24, 2020

CJ Reynolds teaches high school literature and the history of hip-hop in West Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Rowan University and has been a classroom teacher for 15 years. He is also the author of the upcoming book Teach Your Class Off and the creator of the Real Rap with Reynolds YouTube channel. CJ’s…

Latest Blog Posts

How to Set Boundaries as a Teacher Leader

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Sep 14, 2020

One of the hardest obstacles to overcome as a teacher leader is to set boundaries. It’s uncomfortable and often frowned upon. However, it is the most powerful leadership tool one can employ. It’s no secret that the role of teacher leadership is ever evolving, and sometimes not quite articulated or planned out. This leads to…

The Importance of Virtual Connections with Parents

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 31, 2020

Virtual connections are becoming more important by the day as schools are forced to move to distance learning models. Traditional in-person parent communication methods (conferences, open houses, school events etc.) are no longer at an educator’s disposal due to COVID-19 precautions. This doesn’t mean parent communication halts; rather, it’s time to reinvent the way parent…

Virtual Classroom Management

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 17, 2020

Virtual classroom management is becoming the new teacher superpower as schools pivot to online learning environments. Luckily, the skills teachers use to manage a classroom in-person can easily translate to virtual instruction. However, there are a few additional skills to acquire that specifically will apply to successfully managing a virtual classroom. Both aspects will be…

Tips for Nailing an Interview in Education

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 3, 2020

Going for an interview in education is an exciting endeavor! It can also bring up some anxiety as you wonder what to expect from the experience. As someone who has completed an interview in education for countless teachers and administrators in various districts, I can tell you that there are certain trends that appear in…