Jessica Cuthbertson

Guest Blogger

Eight Grade Teacher, Vista PEAK Exploratory

Aurora, Colorado

Jessica Cuthbertson currently serves as a “teacherpreneur,” dividing her time evenly between teaching eighth-grade literacy at Vista PEAK Exploratory in Aurora Public Schools and supporting solutions-oriented efforts to improve Colorado’s schools with Center for Teaching Quality.

A passionate educator with 12 years’ experience, Cuthbertson is an active member and association representative for the Aurora Education Association. She also serves as a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project and co-captain of the Colorado Core Advocates network in partnership with SAP (Student Achievement Partners). She is happiest when teaching middle school students, reading YA fiction, or writing a blog post.

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Posted Mar. 27, 2015

Here’s What Students Want: Expect Them to Succeed

In a few short months, I will send my students off to high school. I have watched them grow academically,…

By Jessica Cuthbertson

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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