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 CTQ. 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.
Work this year as a teacherpreneur
Jessica mobilizes teacher leaders and advocates for thoughtful Common Core implementation in Colorado and beyond.
Leadership verb: Transform
On being a teacherpreneur
“Being a teacherpreneur allows me to serve as a teacher leader and practitioner, working alongside students daily and my colleagues from across the country virtually, to advocate for the schools our students deserve.”
Support from administrators
“My school leader has respected my release time and supported my teacher leadership and advocacy efforts by developing additional learning lab classrooms at my school.”
Follow Jessica’s work
Blog: In a Teacher’s Shoes
Past projects as a teacherpreneur
- CTQ-CO infographic (May 2014)
- Virtual Community Organizer for the CTQ Collaboratory Common Core lab
- Facilitated two teacher-led webinar series about the Common Core State Standards
Learn more about the impact teacherpreneurs can have in their schools, districts, states, and beyond.