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

234: Why Your Mentorship Program isn’t Working

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Mar 8, 2021

Is the mentorship program at your school not working? After years of experience, I find there are two main factors that make mentorship programs unsuccessful. This leads to less teacher success and more teachers leaving the field due to lack of support. This can all be easily changed with a mentorship program that provides teachers…

233: Become a Standout Leader

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Feb 22, 2021

Do you want to become a standout leader? When you are a standout leader, you affect the teachers you lead and their students. Over time, this is going to make a big impact. In this episode I outline how to become a standout leader that is admirable, effective and top notch. Tune for actionable steps…

Latest Blog Posts

Leading a Teacher Appreciation Event at your School Site

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 3, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day occur in the month of May. These events were created to show support for hard-working teachers and the impactful work they do in classrooms every day. These celebrations should incorporate all stakeholders that teachers work with daily (ie.students, non-instructional staff, leadership team, parents and community members). Whether you…

Creating a Strong Math Culture at your School [Part Three]

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Apr 26, 2021

Are your students gaining stronger mathematical skills? Are teachers spending more quality time learning and growing their math instructional knowledge? Creating a strong math culture is a topic we have been discussing recently here on the blog based on a discussion I lead on the Clubhouse app.  Over 20 educators (classroom teachers, administrators, school board…

Leading a Take Your Child to Work Day at your School Site

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Apr 19, 2021

Take Your Child to Work Day is a national holiday that occurs in April of every year. Originally the holiday was called Take You Daughters to Work Day to expose girls to skills and job opportunities. It later expanded to include boys as well. You can find more information here about the history of the…

Creating a Strong Math Culture at your School [Part Two]

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Apr 12, 2021

Is your school making progress in valuing math? How can you tell? Creating a strong math culture is a question we have been discussing recently here on the blog based on a discussion I lead on the Clubhouse app.  Over 20 educators (classroom teachers, administrators, school board members, instructional coaches, and content area specialists) came…