TeacherGoals was founded in 2014 to highlight what's funny, frustrating, and fantastic about education. We are passionate about supporting and spotlighting educators. We believe that they are the heart of our education system and work tirelessly every day to ensure that students thrive. Our goal is to provide innovative resources, including books, blogs, conferences, podcasts, courses, and more, to provide innovative ways for educators to continue learning and growing. We would not exist without the amazing support from our educational community.
Meet the Team
Founder & CEO
Brad Weinstein founded TeacherGoals in 2014 as a way to inspire educators that do such important work with students. Brad is a publisher of education and children's books as well as leads the strategic vision of the organization.
Brad is the co-author of the Washington Post bestseller Hacking School Discipline and has been featured in numerous publications and podcasts. He is a co-author of The AI Classroom, and The Discipline Book (coming soon). He has spent the last several years working with schools across the world with the implementation of his work.
Brad has dedicated his career to empowering students with the skills they need for success in a rapidly changing world. He first carried out this vision as an elementary and middle school teacher before later becoming the principal of a high school on the east side of Indianapolis. Brad went on to be the founding Director of Curriculum and Instruction for a STEM-focused network of schools dedicated to authentic learning by tackling real-world problems.
Chief operating officer
Alaina Clark-Weinstein joined TeacherGoals in 2020 and has been an integral part of advancing the organization and spearheading new initiatives. Alaina oversees the day-to-day tasks and operational functions of TeacherGoals. Prior to joining TeacherGoals, she worked as a bioanalytical chemist at Eli Lilly.
Alaina Clark-Weinstein tutored underserved and underprivileged elementary students in the Indianapolis, Indiana area for several years. She focused primarily on reading and math skills with students that needed additional support. She went on to tutor high school and college students on science and math topics, even helping students get into their desired colleges and programs. Alaina did a double major at Butler University and holds a B.A. in chemistry and biology.
Lead Copy editor and book designer
Heather Brown, an educational luminary since 2009, brings a dynamic blend of creativity and technology to the world of learning. Armed with a bachelor's in elementary education and a master's in instructional design and technology, Heather currently serves as an elementary math interventionist and STEAM teacher, infusing her
classrooms with a passion for exploration and innovation.
Beyond the school walls, Heather is a sought-after presenter, sharing her insights on math education and technology integration at conferences across the country. Her engaging sessions inspire fellow
educators to embrace new teaching methods and technologies, creating vibrant and effective learning environments.
Heather's impact extends to the realm of educational literature as a dedicated member of the TeacherGoals team. In the role of both copy editor and book designer, she contributes her expertise to the evolution of educational resources, ensuring they not only inform but also inspire.
Committed to educational excellence, Heather's journey is a testament to the transformative power of innovative teaching. Join her on this exciting educational adventure, where each presentation, lesson, and design is a step toward a brighter and more engaging future for students and educators alike.
podcast host and Events coordinAtor
Erica Terry joined TeacherGoals in 2021 and helps manage technology, sponsorship opportunities, and is the host of the TeacherGoals Podcast. While inspiring educators to create a life they love embodies her professional passion, her husband, Melvin, and daughter, Eva are the driving forces and greatest blessings in her life.
Erica Terry has 19 years of experience as an educator and she currently serves as an educational consultant that empowers co-teachers to build collaborative relationships and transform instruction to meet the needs of all students. In addition to her role as an educational consultant, she is the author of Classroom to CEO in 30 Days and host of the Classroom to CEO Podcast, where she equips educators with actionable tools and resources to turn their classroom knowledge and experience into a profitable online business by creating multiple streams of income.