111: Building Capacity Through Relationships

If you are in education, you are in the people business. In order to have a successful school year, students and teachers need to feel supported. By building capacity, you are investing in people, and that has a high return on investment. Tune in to hear how teacher leaders can empower classroom teachers to attain their own dreams while also meeting school requirements.


  • Teachers focus on kids. Leaders focus on teachers who focus on kids
  • You may not be in an administrative role but that doesn’t mean your influence has a ceiling
  • You propel change and build momentum from within
  • You are on the same team
  • Teacher leaders know their teachers on the deepest of levels because your ear is so close to the street
  • Make people your #1 goal
  • When its close to your heart, you’ll take care of it

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About the author, Gretchen

I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.