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

CH Bonus: Adapting to Different Teacher Needs

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 23, 2022

The end of the school year is the perfect time to reflect and prepare for the following year. It is important that we don’t assume teachers need the same support year after year, and that we get to the root of the problems we can help with. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat where we…

265: Interview with Beth Segner

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 16, 2022

Beth Segner found herself burnt out where she was in education. That burn out ultimately lead her to a role of coaching which reignited her passion for education. Beth chats all things coaching and early math education. Tune in to hear actionable steps you can take right now to ensure you stay motivated, focused and…

Latest Blog Posts

How to Request School Funds for your Professional Development

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 23, 2022

Educators are always looking for ways to strengthen their craft. Requesting school funds is one way educators can continue to grow their instructional and leadership capacity. This post will walk educators through what school funds are, how to request them, and what they can even be used for. What are school funds? Schools have money…

How to Lead Community Partnerships

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 9, 2022

Community partnerships benefit schools and students because they enrich the learning experience. Having outside support for school based initiatives allows students and staff access to items, experiences, and opportunities the school alone could not offer. Partnerships could be physical donations, volunteering time, sponsoring events, and more. This post serves to help schools build and navigate…

How to Lead a Committee at your School Site

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Apr 25, 2022

How to lead a committee at your school site is a common question for teachers who want leadership experience. It doesn’t matter whether an administrator appoints or approves your leadership on a committee, you get to serve as the point person. This very important job ensures your school continues to improve for the sake of…

Supporting Teachers During Parent-Teacher Conferences

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Apr 11, 2022

Parent-Teacher Conferences can be extremely time consuming for teachers to complete. Often times, teacher leaders step back their support during this time so that teachers can solely focus on preparing for the conferences. However, that approach isn’t necessary. There are numerous ways teacher leaders can continue to support teachers without pulling back, especially during a…