Meet the ASTROBRIGHTS® Bright Minds!

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


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Marine Freibrun

Marine is currently a fifth grade teacher who has previously taught second, third, sixth, and eighth grade. She has also served as an instructional coach, English Language Development coach, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports coach for her district, as well as the Head Teacher for her school site. Marine enjoys working with teachers through professional development and mentorship, all while continuously learning new, effective methods to implement in her daily teaching. She is also the author of the blog “Tales from a Very Busy Teacher" and her favorite Astrobrights color is Lunar Blue. She lives in Southern Idaho with her two amazing boys and supportive husband.

Follow her on Instagram at @talesfromaverybusyteacher and @teachersofwalmart


Unique Bulletin Board Letters
Learn how to make your own letters to custom bulletin boards.

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Self Assessment for Students
See how to empower your students by making learning more visible.

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Bulletin Board Ideas for Elementary Classrooms
Here are year round bulletin board ideas you could use in the classroom.

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Michelle Griffo

From Southern California, Michelle is a passionate teacher who has taught grades K-5th. In her 11 years of teaching she has developed a love for creating an engaging classroom environment where all students are encouraged to develop emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Michelle is also a teacher author at Apples and ABC’s where she shares teaching tips, teacher style, and curriculum for the primary classroom and her favorite Astrobrights color is Fireball Fuchsia. Come find her on Instagram at @applesandabcs and @targetteachers.


Introducing Emotions with Color Monsters
Learn about emotions through color with these great reading buddies.

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Sweet Strawberry Notes
Michelle made these Rocket Red strawberries in honor of our 50th Anniversary.

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Craft
A classic story with an engaging craftivity!

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Ashley Marquez

Ashley is a 3rd grade teacher in Texas! Her goal is to provide tools to “help teachers keep their students engaged and in love with learning”. Check out her blog, Teach Create Motivate for endless resources that can engage your students! Her favorite Astrobrights color is Lunar Blue.

Check our her blog, Teach Create Motivate or her instagram, @teachcreatemotivate, for endless resources that can engage your students!


Student (& Staff) Shout Outs
To encourage others, we love this easy printable.

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Classroom Wish List
This wish list idea makes it easier for parents to pick a way to help their class.

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Classroom Photobooth
Making memories happens all year and this is the space to capture them.

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Chelsey Odgers

Chelsey is a STEAM and Art teacher for grades K-2 in New Jersey. She’s passionate about providing creative ideas for the classroom, tips on hand lettering and colorful DIY projects on her Instagram Account, @hipsterartteacher. And of course, her favorite Astrobrights color is Pulsar Pink. When she’s not teaching, she's creating custom, hand-lettered items for teachers all over the globe.


Back-to-School Garland
For those that like to celebrate new supplies for the start of school.

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3D Paper Light Bulbs
Empower students to share their “lighbulb” moments with this decor in your class.

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Organizing with Color
Shine with rainbows of color in your classroom.

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Megan Polk

You may know Megan Polk as “Miss P” from her blog, “Miss P’s Style!” Being an educator since 2006, she loves the feeling of helping others learn and empowering them with independence. Megan is focused on creating interactive tools and engaging assignments for teachers to provide to their students. She loves using Astrobrights colors to enhance her resources in her classroom! Follow along on instagram at @missps_style.


Interactive Reading Notebook Flaps
Students have high engagement when these activities are printed on color paper.

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Colorful Art Display at School
A great representation of Miss P and inspiration for art in school hallways!

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Reading Choice Boards
This freebie can be printed on Astrobrights and laminated to use year after year.

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