About Gretchen

Gretchen is a National Board certified elementary school teacher from Charlotte, NC.

In 2006, Gretchen received her bachelor’s degree at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 2010, she received her master’s degree in Curriculum and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Gretchen taught grades 2, 3, and 5 before transitioning into the role of a New Teacher Development Coach for The New Teacher Project [TNTP]. During this time, she also published her first book for new teachers called “Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College” to help prepare future teachers for the realities of life in the classroom.

For more than a decade, Gretchen has passionately mentored and coached educators, lead professional development experiences for school building staff, and presented at district and national conferences. This led to the writing of a collaborative book with educators around the nation sharing solutions to common problems in today’s schools, entitled “Educators Who Know What to Do- Experts in Education.”

Her impact continues to amplify serving educators worldwide through her blog, podcast, classroom resources, professional development courses, books and personalized coaching opportunities.

Whether you’re teaching a lesson or learning one yourself, it’s Always A Lesson.

Keynote Presentation

Title: Leaving a Legacy of Leadership

Teacher leadership has the power to transform the instructional capacity of staff and accelerate student learning. In fact, if done well and consistently over time, a leadership legacy develops. How can we as teacher leaders in various roles be part of such an impactful experience for teachers and students? Learn about specific legacy moves you can make to propel the growth and development in your school buildings.