Martha Rush, founder and CEO of NeverBore Education Consulting and author of Beat Boredom, (Stenhouse, 2018) is a nationally recognized teacher with 25 years of classroom experience. She has worked as a professional curriculum writer since 2011 and a workshop consultant since 2013. She founded NeverBore in 2015 with a mission to provide teachers nationwide with hands-on strategies to overcome boredom and improve student engagement and motivation. She now serves as Chief Educator-in-Residence at Quarter Zero.
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. She is actively involved in the Minnesota Council for Economic Education and currently chairs the education committee.
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 National Personal Finance Challenge, Junior Achievement Company Program and Junior Achievement Titan. 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 offers a wide range of services, including educational consulting and training, curriculum development and speaking events. Contact her for availability at Martha.Rush@neverbore.org, and follow Martha on Twitter @MarthaSRush.