Instructional Coaches help raise the level of student achievement by partnering with teachers in student-centered coaching cycles. Through this job-embedded professional learning, teacher capacity is built through a collaborative analysis of student-learning data and application of highly effective instructional practices in order to better meet student needs.
KUSD Instructional Coaches
|ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||INSTRUCTIONAL COACH|
|4K - Early Education||Samantha McGovern|
|4K - Early Education||Katie O'Neill|
|Brass Community School||Mary Limbach|
|Edward Bain School of Language and Arts||Lynne Steren
|Edward Bain Dual Language||Amy Miceli|
|Forest Park||Vicki Gifford|
|Pleasant Prairie||Ellen Wilson|
|Prairie Lane||Mandy Taylor|
|MIDDLE SCHOOL||INSTRUCTIONAL COACH|
|HIGH SCHOOL||INSTRUCTIONAL COACH|
|Indian Trail||Andrea Baumgart
Instructional Coaching Research
To learn more about instructional coaching research and practices, we recommend reading work by the following authors.
Diane Sweeney has been a national consultant since 1999. After teaching and coaching in the Denver Public Schools, Diane served as a program officer at the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) in Denver. Since then she has become a respected voice in the field of coaching and professional development.
|Jim Knight is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the president of the Instructional Coaching Group. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching and has written several books on the topic.|
|Joellen Killion is the deputy executive director of the National Staff Development Council. She focuses on improving teaching quality and student learning. She has been director of NSDC’s highly acclaimed NSDC Academy and its new Coaches Academy for school-based staff developers.|
|Cindy Harrison is an international educational consultant. She is co-founder and partners with Joellen Killion in the consulting firm, Instructional Improvement Group. Harrison and Killion defined the ten roles of instructional coaches.|
|Jane Kise founded Differentiated Coaching Associates to increase leadership effectiveness. She works as a consultant, specializing in teambuilding, leadership coaching, and school staff development.|