National Powered By Teach To Lead Summit Comes to Utah for the First Time

Teachers Will Come Together to Address Challenges and Develop Solutions with a Focus on Mathematics SALT LAKE CITY, July 26, 2018 – Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and Hope Street Group (HSG) Utah Teacher Fellows program will bring Powered By Teach to Lead Summit (TTL Summit) to Utah for the first time on July... Continue Reading →

A teacher’s insight on Utah Education Committee meetings

By Lynette Yorgason When I first decided I wanted to be a politically engaged teacher I felt excited, and also very intimidated. My first experience with political engagement was a national advocacy conference for English Language Learners. I was given background information, tips and tricks, and then suddenly I was standing alone outside of the... Continue Reading →

Collecting and Sharing Data As A Means For Valuing Teacher Agency And Voice

By Bridgette Barrowes and Kelly Gill In the summer of 2017, we both became fellows in the inaugural cohort of the Hope Street Group (HSG) Utah Teacher Fellows. Through teacher fellowships, Hope Street Group aims to amplify teacher voices to inform state and district education policies. In Utah, the program is a partnership between Hope... Continue Reading →


I first heard this essay as a powerful ignite session at a Utah Teacher Fellow convening. Author, Michele Jones, has graciously agreed for her words to be published on this site. Let me introduce myself, I am Michele Jones, a 9th grade mathematics teacher, and this is my 6th year teaching. I earned my secondary... Continue Reading →

It’s Thursday- Thank a Teacher: Amberlee Ellett Edition

Today's post is awesome-- because our featured teacher offers some excellent advice for new teachers. I'm so pumped to spotlight Amberlee Ellett today. Amber is doing incredible things in virtual education and is a great example of what teachers in very rural settings can do to not only impact education in their own community, but... Continue Reading →

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