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

279: Q&A with Gretchen

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Nov 28, 2022

Get to know Gretchen a little bit more! You’ll enjoy this special Q&A episode with Gretchen. Learn about her biggest triumphs, mistakes, holiday favorites and teacher lounge must haves. You’ll get to know Gretchen all while leaving empowered. Quotables Let me help you figure out a way it can work for you in your classroom…

278: Champion Series- Key #3 Advocation

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Nov 14, 2022

This is the is the third and finally episode in the Champion Series. And just like with key #1 and 2, Gretchen will be sharing real life stories and how she applied this key, advocation, in her EDU journey.  Get ready to learn a little more about Gretchen, all while being empowered on your EDU…

Latest Blog Posts

Seasons of Coaching Blog Series: Summer Strategy

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Nov 21, 2022

A coaching strategy that shifts with the seasons helps teacher leaders deliver strong support to teachers. If we only ever use one strategy for the entire year, we miss out on the opportunity to respond to the unique needs of teachers as they change throughout the school year. The previous posts in the series described:…

Seasons of Coaching Blog Series: Spring Strategy

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Nov 7, 2022

Teacher leaders need a coaching strategy when working with teachers in the classroom. For their support to grow the instructional skill level of a teacher, a strategy should be in place first. This ensures alignment between state/district goals, school curriculum, and teacher needs and wants. Being responsive with a coaching strategy means you cannot have…

Seasons of Coaching Blog Series: Winter Strategy

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Oct 24, 2022

A coaching strategy ensures teacher leaders have a focus for how to support teachers. This strategy is a thorough plan that is aligned to state/district goals, school curriculum, and teacher needs and wants. Having a seasonal coaching strategy ensures you are responsive to the growing needs and wants of teachers. It also continues to build…

Seasons of Coaching Blog Series: Fall Strategy

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Oct 11, 2022

Having a coaching strategy ensures teacher leaders have a focus for how they support teachers. This thorough plan is aligned to state/district goals, school curriculum, and teacher needs and wants. However, having one singular coaching strategy for the year is not going to be responsive enough to grow teaching capacity to its potential. The seasons…