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


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.


Get empowered and equipped with practical strategies to better lead staff and students.


Read, reflect and revise your instructional practices with one of the many books I have written.


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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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!

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Latest Podcast Episodes

305: Interview with Alissa Crabtree

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Nov 27, 2023

Meet and be empowered by Alissa Crabtree in this special interview episode of the Empowering Educators Podcast. Alissa shares great, tactile advice about how to effectively work with teachers as an instructional coach. She also discusses the importance of the instructional coach/administrator relationship and how that relationship can be a powerhouse for change within a…

304: The Secret Weapon of Hardship

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Nov 13, 2023

When hardship arrives, it can be used as an opportunity to propel you forward. Tune into this episode of the Empowering Educators Podcast as Gretchen shares a personal story about hardship and then gives you practical steps that you can apply to your own hardships in order to use them as a stepping stone to…

Latest Blog Posts

Common Coaching Scenarios to Navigate as a Teacher Leader

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Dec 4, 2023

Discussing common coaching scenarios with teacher leaders before the actual obstacles arrive increases the likelihood an effective strategy is used. This can decrease anxiety and better prepare leaders for the struggles they may face in the future. Also, collaborating with others while brainstorming possible next steps solidifies knowledge, strengthens skills, and builds relationships. Preparation When…

Creating Professional Boundaries with Colleagues

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Nov 20, 2023

Professional boundaries allow colleagues to work effectively together with limited personal conflict. This means that colleagues can be friendly without being friends so that personal disagreements do not distract from the completion of work. This blog post will discuss examples of professional boundaries and specific tips for how teachers and teacher leaders can navigate the…

Unique Ways to Give Thanks

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Nov 6, 2023

Tis the season to give thanks! No matter if or how you celebrate Thanksgiving, it sparks a movement of reflection. Life can be busy and stressful. It distracts us from noticing the blessings that surround us daily. This post will share unique ways to give thanks. Model Take time to reflect on what you yourself…

How to Be an Effective Accountability Partner

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Oct 30, 2023

Hi elite educators! I recently recorded a podcast about how to be an effective accountability partner. I thought it was too good not to share with my readers as well! Bringing you information about personal and professional growth that not only lights a fire within you, but brings so much joy to your life as…