Rick Dahlgren, President & CEO’s Personal Page

Thank you for reading my email! As you already know, I have been and educator for many decades and present evidence-based programs to schools across America!  But this page is about YOU!  I said I want to give you something to CHEER about!

My company is sponsoring two invitation-only train-the-trainer sessions in your area. One train-the-trainer is focused on classroom management/discipline and the other on student motivation and engagement through differentiation (this website).  These are truly invitation-only events. We will have some of Americas top teachers and principals in attendance. When I say invitation only, I mean that every person who applies undergoes an interview before receiving an invitation.

If you or one of your staff:

  • Are a real “teachers teacher”
  • Are impeccably professional
  • Are passionate about teaching
  • Love teaching and love speaking (and are good at both)!

Then we want to interview either you or that person to possibly join:

  • Our ELITE TEAM of trainers


Dr. Aaron & Rick Dahlgren, CEO

Here is how your school will benefit:

If you or one of your best staff members successfully interviews, is invited and attends the 4-day train-the-trainer, we will grant major pricing discounts for your school to receive this nationally acclaimed evidence-based on-site staff development (because you or one of your staff members will be doing the training!) *On-site training pricing is proprietary and confidential but will be shared with you after the interview and selection. Suffice to say your school will receive a research-based nationally acclaimed training at pennies-on-the-dollar.

Want to speak with a principal or two, or more, about outcomes? I can easily arrange this for you. Following our training, schools see major reductions in referrals to the office, suspensions, bullying, harassment, and major gains in scores, teacher job satisfaction, parental involvement and more!

Why are YOU receiving this offer?

Simply, you are close to our training venue (as most teachers and administrators will be flying in from across the United States.) We always allow for a small group of “local” schools to benefit when we are training near them. Are you wondering how many times a year we conduct this train-the-trainer? The answer is each quarter – only four times a year.

Steps to follow:

There are no short cuts to learning more about this offer. 1) You must review this website to learn about our company/outcomes/and heritage and history. 2) You (or a phenominal staff member your nominate) MUST watch the ENTIRE webinar at either website (classroom management or student motivation and engagement through differentiation. Your only chore is to decide which world-class evidence-based training to bring back to your school! We WILL ask questions about the webinar content in the interview so please watch the webinar in its entirety!

Dr. Aaron and Rick Dahlgren (CEO)
Center For Teacher Effectiveness

P.S. Most often asked question:
Can I send a staff member to EACH train-the-trainer? One to classroom management and another to student motivation and engagement through differentiation? The short answer is yes, but the ability to attend the training remains by invitation only.

*Training dates and locations posted on “training dates and locations page


You are to watch the full webinar about this opportunity. We provide our heritage, history, school success data, remuneration, and much more!

Watch webinar icon STEP 1 – MANDATORY: Watch the entire webinar (click the computer icon to the left).
THIS STEP IS MANDATORY. The webinar provides vital information about our company and this opportunity. It was designed to answer your important questions. Serious candidates must watch the webinar in its entirety before contacting us. Sorry, no exceptions.
Send resume icon Step 2 – Send us your resume (a simple resume is fine!) Click the mail icon to the left and attach!
Schedule interview icon Step 3 – Schedule an interview with Dr. Aaron Dahlgren. Click the clock icon to the left to contact us for an interview.
Here are some of the happy faces of our new trainers!

If you are a consummate professional and a “top gun” teacher, I want you to help my company share our research-based and common sense methods which teachers can use immediately to improve student behavior in their classrooms! Your personality, combined with our program, will enable your attendees to become the Picassos of their classrooms! You will feel pride in helping schools increase API scores, improve AYP progress, and dramatically reduce their discipline referrals. Your attendees’ lives will be forever changed after learning from you. Can you imagine yourself presenting a fast-paced, humorous and insightful seminar for our company? If you have a passion to help others, are extremely professional, and have a personality that will capture the attention of a room of teachers, let’s talk! Talented teachers who present for my company and embody these qualities can TRULY help improve education!


This is an once in a lifetime opportunity that you will find rewarding on many levels.

If you have questions of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact me!

I start my own seminars out with this quotation: “In God we trust, all others bring your data.” Although it provokes chuckles, it is no laughing matter. We are research-based and have tremendous outcomes everywhere we train. We have the data to back this up. In fact, if you haven’t already, visit our “School Success Data” page to see some of the school improvement data.

If selected to join our elite nation team you will train other teachers to:


What others are saying about our company

Quote icon “The presenter has a heart for children and teachers. He shares a wealth of information in an enthusiastic manner that can transform any classroom. No participant will leave this seminar bored or without the ability to put these strategies into practice immediately”
-Dr. Shirley Bonton, Deputy Superintendent
Quote icon “Diane is full of energy and provides the most common sense strategies I have ever heard. And that is in forty years of teaching and attending conferences!”
-Terry Hawley-Smith, Principal
Quote icon “The best seminar I’ve been to in years. It’s one thing to know HOW to do something, it’s quite another to TEACH someone else to do it. The presenter did both and now I’m enjoying teaching more than ever.”
-Juana Collida, Elementary Teacher
Quote icon “What a great lesson in humanity! I wish I would have learned Dr. Alvarado’s powerful strategies for connecting with kids early in my career!”
-Jeff Elliott, Middle School Teacher
Quote icon “This seminar wasn’t like anything else I have ever been to. It was fun and filled with strategies that I can use with my students. I have a “tough class” this year and I can hardly wait to start trying these strategies in my classroom.”
-Jeff Roland, High School Teacher
Quote icon “This seminar was AWESOME. I would not have gotten through the school year without Rick Dahlgren’s help. As much as I laughed, I learned even more.”
-Gale Horton, Counselor

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