245: Bonus Episode- Interview with Spencer Cotter

Spencer is currently a full-time instructional coach at a K-5 elementary school and a teacher wellness mentor. She is also a former teacher. Spencer taught 2nd grade, 5th grade and 6th grade before becoming an instructional coach. Her time as a teacher taught her so much about what she wanted in life and also a lot about the role burnout plays in our health and wellness. Spencer's goal is to help teachers feel seen as a human first and create a space and community where they can turn to to receive empathy, empowerment and personal development tools. She recently got married to her long-time best friends, Tim! She has two dogs, Layla + Vladdy. Spencer was born and raised in Livonia, Michigan and then moved to Arizona after college graduation. The move sparked her love for travel, if she could live anywhere it would be on an island. You can usually find her working on mentorship, binging Schitt's Creek, or planning her next adventure !


  • If you put yourself out there, the fact that you put that energy out there, everything is going to come back tenfold.
  • If you want to connect to more likeminded people, you have to put yourself out there and find your tribe.
  • You can create your own reality.
  • Imposture syndrome can rule your life, especially for new teachers.
  • Watching other teachers and learning walks are a great learning tool.
  • Self is more than taking a few minutes for yourself. It is prioritizing yourself.
  • Setting boundaries, creating powerful routines and mindset are tools to help overcome or avoid burnout.

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