Martha Rush, founder and CEO of NeverBore Education Consulting and author of Beat Boredom, (Stenhouse, 2018) is a nationally recognized teacher with more than 25 years of classroom experience. In addition to teaching at Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minnesota, she has tutored students and trained teachers worldwide. She was selected for the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms program in 2020.
Martha has worked as a professional curriculum writer since 2011 and a workshop consultant/trainer since 2013. She founded NeverBore in 2015 with a mission to provide teachers nationwide with hands-on strategies to improve student engagement and motivation. She collaborates with a variety of curriculum providers, including the College Board, McGraw-Hill Education, the Urban Land Institute and the Council for Economic Education.
She has received numerous awards and recognition for her teaching. She was recognized as the John Morton Excellence in Teaching of Economics Awards recipient in 2013 and the Minnesota Economic Educator of Excellence in 2012. Her team of four students won the National Economics Challenge in 2015 and 2017, and her student teams have also competed at the national level in the Euro Challenge, UrbanPlan, the National Personal Finance Challenge, and the Junior Achievement Company Program. She was recognized as Minnesota Journalism Educator of the Year in 2014, and her student newspaper, the Viewer, was honored as a national Pacemaker finalist in 2013 and 2015.
Martha holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.