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

274: How Teaching and Leading is Just Like Writing a Book

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Sep 19, 2022

In this episode of the Empowering Educators Podcast, Gretchen shares about her experience with writing a book and she draws parallels to teaching and leading. You’ll enjoy getting a “behind the scenes” taste of what Gretchen has been working on, all while gaining valuable insight for your own career. Quotables Show up every day no…

CH Bonus: Leadership Isn’t for Cowards

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Sep 12, 2022

Leadership isn’t always easy, but it can be worth it. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat where educational leaders, Casey and Courtney, share their review of Mike Staver’s book, Leadership Isn’t for Cowards. This book acts as an all-in-one leadership guide with tips that you can immediately apply. It is applicable for anyone interested in…

Latest Blog Posts

Instructional Best Practices for Teachers

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Sep 26, 2022

Teachers should receive ongoing professional development (PD) for current instructional best practices. This ensures they continue to grow as professionals, performing at higher rates in the classroom, which also has a positive effect on student achievement. What to Focus On There are many instructional strategies teachers should employ when instructing students. However, two that have…

5 Ways to Better Lead PD for Teachers

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Sep 12, 2022

“How can I better lead PD?” teacher leaders often ask their colleagues. Professional development (PD) is ongoing learning for educators. Teacher leaders plan and execute PD in hopes it better equips teachers to help students learn and grow in the classroom. What’s the Deal with PD? Historically, PD sessions have been lengthy, rarely applicable, “sit…

Supporting Teachers During the Back to School Season

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 29, 2022

Supporting teachers during the Back to School season can look different for everyone depending on your school goals, your title/role, and your administrator’s style. However, it’s essential that supporting teachers should be the number one goal for teacher leaders during the stressful weeks leading up to the start of the school year. There are a…

6 Tips for Coaching Instructional Coaches

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 15, 2022

Instructional coaches are high performers in both instruction and leadership. Their work supporting the growth and development of teachers is why their position in education is essential. Administrators are busy crafting the vision and mission of the school while managing the operations. The teachers are the life blood of the school, making learning stick for…