Meet the Bright Minds

Not only are they experts in teaching, the Bright Minds proudly inspire learning through COLOR! As Astrobrights ambassadors, they share their bright ideas with teachers everywhere through their blogs and special projects.



APRIL MCNAIR shares her fresh ideas to empower elementary teachers on her blog. The greatest reward to her is when students and teachers have a “lightbulb” moment and find clarity on certain projects. Her favorite Astrobrights colors are Fireball Fuchsia and Lunar Blue.


JENNIFER WHITE loves sharing her learning techniques and ideas on classroom décor. Her role as a teacher is special because helping her students grow truly matters to her. She has a passion to help her students soar as they learn. Jennifer’s favorite Astrobrights color is Fireball Fuchsia.


MARSHA MCGUIRE makes differentiated learning relatable and understandable for anyone. She provides lesson plans accompanied by great activities to help learning stick for students, all with amazing use of color. Marsha’s favorite Astrobrights colors are Terrestrial Teal and Martian Green.


JODI SOUTHARD approaches each day in her classroom a bright opportunity to make a difference in the lives of her students. Her passion for teaching is fueled by spending individual time with every student every day. Jodi’s favorite Astrobrights color is Blast-Off Blue.


MARIA GAVIN enjoys being a resource for her fellow teachers, but also loves to learn from them to keep expanding and growing her own teaching techniques. Teachers everywhere look to her for inspiration on colorful classroom design. Maria’s favorite Astrobrights color is Solar Yellow.


REAGAN TUNSTALL is an active leader in the teaching community and loves to create resources that excite and engage both students and teachers. She was also the winner of our 2014 Colorize Your Classroom contest. Reagan’s favorite Astrobrights colors are Lunar Blue, Martian Green and Pulsar Pink.