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The Teach Better Team


Posted Date: 05/11/2021

Ray Hughart

Rae Hughart

Rae Hughart is a Middle Level Math Educator in Illinois, the CMO for the Teach Better Team, TEDx Speaker, and author of “Teachers Deserve It” and “Teach Better” books. 

Growing up with IEP support after being diagnosed SLD in Reading, Writing, and Math, Rae has worked with other educators and districts on designing mastery learning classrooms nationwide to reach all learners.

Rae continues to facilitate rich discussions with educators around mastering personalized learning, providing targeted student-focused feedback, and the impact of incorporating purpose into student daily learning. Through building partnerships with local businesses, Rae continues to support educators in designing dynamic, impactful, effective, and connected content - showing the impact of teaching beyond the four walls of a classroom and altering a community into an authentic resource for developing leaders.

After being inducted into The Illinois State University Hall of Fame in 2017, Rae was awarded the 2018 First Place Henry Ford Teacher Innovator Award for her innovative educational impact through the Teach Further Model. Additionally, Rae serves on several Educational Boards including the role of Vice President with the Association of Illinois Middle Schools (AIMS). In 2021, Rae Hughart presented on the TEDx stage challenging educators, students, and community members to consider progressive, data supported practices to further 21st century learners.
 

Twitter: @RaeHughart
Instagram: @RaeHughart
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rae-hughart/
Team Twitter: @teachbetterteam
Team Instagram: @teachbetterteam
Team LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/teachbetterteam

 

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
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/chad-ostrowski

 

 

Jeff Gargas

Jeff Gargas

Jeff Gargas is the COO and Co-founder of the Teach Better Team (Creators of www.teachbetter.com, The Grid Method, and Teach Further) and co-author of the book, “Teach Better.” He works with educators to increase student engagement and improve student success. He also offers 1-on-1 coaching for teachers who have a product or idea they want to share with others to better education.

Prior to co-founding Teach Better, Jeff was the owner of ENI Multimedia, an online marketing firm, where he worked with entrepreneurs and small businesses, assisting them with web design, social media, content marketing, and brand awareness. 

Prior to all of this, Jeff was an adjunctive professor at Kent State University and spent 10+ years in the music industry. He has spoken at conferences around the country, and has successfully promoted more than 500 events and launched 7 businesses in a variety of industries.

Jeff is passionate about music, and enjoys spending time with his family as often as possible
 

Twitter: @JeffGargas
Instagram: @_JeffGargas
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffgargas/
Team Twitter: @teachbetterteam
Team Instagram: @teachbetterteam
Team LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/teachbetterteam

 

 

Josh Stamper

Josh Stamper

Joshua is a middle school administrator in North Texas. After graduating college with a Fine Arts degree and working in the graphic design field for a number of years, Joshua returned to school to attain his teaching certificate.  Joshua worked as an Art teacher and coached at the middle school level for 6 years. Inspired to affect change at the campus level and in education, Joshua completed his Masters in Educational Administration, and he has spent the past 7 years as a middle school administrator. In addition to being an administrator, Joshua is the creator and host of Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast. The podcast is designed to help those who are looking to build their leadership capacity by providing an opportunity to learn from the most experienced and accomplished educational leaders.

Joshua is passionate about reconciliation and believes that working together creates an environment that fosters innovation and growth, yielding both academic and social success. Utilizing restorative practices guides Joshua in building healthy relationships and community at his school.

Joshua and his wife, Leslie, became foster parents in 2011, and had the privilege of adopting three of their five children. Joshua is trained in trauma-informed practices for meeting the emotional, social and behavioral needs of children who have been through adverse childhood experiences, which Joshua also applies to his role as an administrator.
 

Twitter: @Joshua__stamper
Instagram: @Joshua__stamper
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-stamper/
Team Twitter: @teachbetterteam
Team Instagram: @teachbetterteam
Team LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/teachbetterteam

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Pre-conference: Will be back in 2022
Conference: June 23-24, 2021

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