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 Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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