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 Aug. 3, 2020

What If We Radically Reimagined the New School Year?

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Posted Aug. 3, 2020

Today Should Have Been Our First Day of School

For 14 years I have taught math at the same high school. The entirety of my career—three thousand students, eighty classes, 13 preps, five rooms,…

By Jay Wamsted

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Posted Aug. 3, 2020

No Justice for Kindergartners, Or Any Kids, This Year

Cheltenham School District just released a letter to the community confirming that after months of internal and external discussions, surveys of stakeholders, and feedback from the board,…

By Dan Schultz

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