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

287: Spring Break State of Mind

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Mar 20, 2023

It’s that time of year! Are you and your students experiencing spring fever? It’s a real thing and it makes the end of the year a challenge. Tune into this episode and be empowered with tips and tricks on how to combat spring fever, head on! Quotables A disengaged mind can be problematic. Give more…

286: Five Leadership Moves to Grow Teachers

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Mar 6, 2023

Want to grow as a teacher or a teacher leader? You won’t want to miss this episode! Tune in as Gretchen shares five key leadership moves that can empower you into the teacher leader you are capable of being! Quotables Leadership is a state of mind. It doesn’t always have to be a title. A…

Latest Blog Posts

Coach Life: Being Teacher for the Day

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Mar 27, 2023

It’s not uncommon for instructional coaches to fill in for teachers when they are absent from school. An instructional coach is a former teacher and often certified in the area in which they serve. However, when an instructional coach fills in for a teacher, it takes them away from their duties of supporting all teachers…

5 P’s of Meaningful Conversations as a Teacher Coach

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Mar 13, 2023

Having meaningful conversations with teachers as an instructional coach is key to their growth and development. Providing professional development, facilitating professional learning community meetings, and engaging in coaching cycles are the bread and butter of instructional coaching. However, teacher leaders often leave little room for authentic conversations in their support plan. These conversations can be…

An Engaging Literacy Night Parent-Student Activity

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Feb 27, 2023

Many schools host families for a Literacy Night. This is a way to build relationships with families while also emphasizing the importance of reading and writing both at home and school. During Literacy Night, many interactive activities are shared so that parents can replicate the literacy practices at home to support their children. Many teachers…

How to Cultivate Trust as a Coach

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Feb 13, 2023

Trust means that since you consistently keep your word, others expect you will continue to do so in the future. When people trust you, they believe you. When they believe you, they listen to you. And when they listen to you, you are able to help them grow to their potential. It’s essential teachers trust…