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 Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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