Hi, I'm Gretchen. 


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.


Read each post to get the “inside scoop” on what is currently happening in our city’s classrooms.


Listen in for tips and tricks on becoming your best in your educational role to best help students.


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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

271: Interview with Brian Sepe

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 7, 2022

Tune into this  special episode in the summer series of the Empowering Educator’s podcast. Brian Sepe is on and he shares with us how he reignites his passion for education. You’ll gain practical tips to help you reignite your own passion for education. Quotables Admit what you don’t know and find ways to be a…

270: Interview with Inga Parker

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jul 24, 2022

In this episode of the Empowering Educators Podcast, Inga Parker shares about her EDU journey. She encourages and inspires others to coach teachers well. Inga has a passion for advocating for new and seasoned teachers alike. Tune into this episode and leave empowered. Quotables Just say you don’t know, it’s okay. You can know it…

Latest Blog Posts

6 Tips to 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…

5 Mistakes a Teacher Mentor Makes

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 1, 2022

A teacher mentor is one of the most powerful ways to support the growth of educators. A teacher mentor is a colleague who has shown tremendous impact in the classroom and is willing to help new or struggling colleagues learn how to do the same. In order to be an effective teacher mentor, there are…

How to Run Math Workshop in your Classroom

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jul 18, 2022

Math workshop is a way to structure your math block so that students get repetitious practice on multiple skills. Students can be found in various centers working on different tasks for a pre-determined amount of time. They then switch to other groups and eventually work in a small group with the teacher on the focus…

How a Mastermind Can Increase Educator Effectiveness

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jul 4, 2022

Educators who are top notch are those that continue to learn and grow throughout their career. Participating in varied learning experiences will increase educator effectiveness, which then positively impacts student learning in the classroom. The Problem Support for the development of educators varies at each school building and district. Some offer new hire or teacher…