• As a HCMS Instructional Coach, my role is to work with teachers to plan, implement, reflect on, and refine their literacy lessons and procedures. Within this process, I'll:

    • Actively listen in order to develop relationships with teachers and support their decision-making processes related to teaching and learning.
    • Offer customized support to help teachers develop problem-solving abilities.
    • Challenge teachers to try new strategies, explore new ideas in existing lessons, and make positive changes in their teaching styles.
    • Guide teachers in their practices—help them set professional goals in instruction and encourage them to reflect on the development of their lesson designs.
    • Provide motivation—remind teachers of their goals and support their efforts toward achieving them.
    • Collaborate with teachers—develop a give-and-take relationship where each person has input in the professional conversation.
    • Help teachers strategize and find effective ways to accomplish or change an instructional practice.
    • Provide ideas for overcoming obstacles in instruction.

    My knowledge of instruction and experience in education allow me to help with the “nuts and bolts” of everyday teaching life:

    • Help with organizational skills
    • Assist in the development of classroom management plans
    • Collaborate on lesson development and design
    • Procure resources for specific needs
    • Inform teachers about upcoming educational opportunities