Gretchen Bridgers


Supporting the Growth of Teachers Brick by Brick


About Gretchen

Gretchen is a two-time 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, led professional development experiences for school building staff, and presented at district and national conferences as the owner of Always A Lesson. Her impact continues to amplify serving educators worldwide through her blog, Empowering Educators podcast, classroom resources, professional development courses and personalized coaching opportunities. She has since co-authored a book with over a dozen other elite educators called “Teachers Who Know What To Do- Experts In Education” to share proven strategies that transform classrooms and leaders around the world as well as written her third book “Always A Lesson: Teacher Essentials for Classroom & Career Success” that comes out Spring 2024.

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


Supporting the Growth of Teachers Brick by Brick

Learn about the Teacher Success Pathway and the impact it can have on improving teaching and learning. You’ll discover 4 aspects of instruction referred to as “bricks.” When we grow capacity in each brick by following the suggested sequential order to stack the bricks, teacher proficiency and student achievement soar. After this session, you will have a renewed focus on what to work on with each of your teachers and a clear pathway to follow to experience success faster than ever!  

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