Christopher Albrecht

Christopher AlbrechtAbout Christopher Albrecht

Christopher Albrecht has been a teacher for over a quarter century. He is the 2018 New York State Teacher of the Year and a 2019 Inductee into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He began his career in New Martinsville, West Virginia as a technology educator and kindergarten teacher, working with adolescents to create the first school webpage in the state and to network an entire school. Since 1998, he has found joyteaching 4th and 5th grade at the Fred W. Hill School in Brockport, New York, and spending evenings as an adjunct professor of adolescent literacy and child psychology at the SUNY College at Brockport. As a national presenter, Albrecht has delivered two TEDx Talks titled “Dust and Sneakers, Crawling and Walking” and “Giftedness for All.” He has authored two books: Unconventionally Successful (2020) and The Rediscovery of Hope and Purpose (2021). He is a contributing writer for American Educator Magazine with an article coming out in early April titled Why My Educator Joy Is Thriving: How to Build a More Supportive Educational System. Albrecht is also a National Park Service Ranger, most recently serving the past two summers in Maine and Nebraska, and he volunteers at the Women’s Rights National Historic Park in upstate New York.

Christopher Albrecht's book The Rediscovery of Hope and Purpose