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The Teach Better Team

Posted Date: 01/21/2020

The Teach Better Team

Ray Hughart

Rae Hughart

Rae Hughart is a Middle Level Math Educator in Illinois, creator of the Teach Further Model, Co-Author of "Teach Better" and the Director of Training & Development for the Teach Better Team.

In 2017, Rae was honored with the Illinois State University Outstanding Young Alumni Award – inducting her into the University Hall of Fame. In 2018, Rae was awarded the Henry Ford Teacher Innovation Award for the work with the Teach Further Model.

Rae conducts training on a variety of topics including the Teach Better Mindset, Dynamic Lesson Planning, Standards-Based Grading, and Personalized Learning.

Twitter: @raehughart

Instagram: @raehughart




Chad Ostrowski

Chad Ostrowski

Chad is the co-founder of the Teach Better Team, creator of The Grid Method, and Co-Author of "Teach Better." More importantly, he is a middle school science teacher at heart.

Chad now travels the country sharing his story, working with teachers, schools, and districts to help them to reach more students.

Chad conducts training on a variety of topics including the Mastery Learning, Dynamic Lesson Planning, Personalized Learning, and the Teach Better Mindset.


Twitter: @chadostrowski




Jeff Gargas

Jeff Gargas

Jeff is the COO and co-founder of the Teach Better Team and Co-Author of "Teach Better."

Prior to Teach Better, Jeff spent most of his career in the hospitality and entertainment industries.

The 5 years prior to co-founding Teach Better, he worked with small businesses and entrepreneurs, helping them with content marketing, brand management, social media, and general business operations.

Jeff conducts training on a variety of topics including: Entrepreneurship, Classroom Inc, Podcasting, and Social Media.


Twitter: @jeffgargas

Instagram: @_jeffgargas


Welcome to HSTI

Welcome to HSTI

Welcome to the HSTI site.

Information regarding the annual Hot Springs Technology Institute aka HSTI will be uploaded to this site as it becomes available.

ADE In-Service Approval Number


2019 #4715011900000

2020 #4158012000000


HSTI In-Service Form

Contact Information

Hot Springs Technology Institute
400 Linwood Ave.
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913

Pre-conference: June 8-9, 2020
Conference: June 10-11, 2020

Phone: 501-624-3372
Fax: 501-620-7829