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ERIC Number: EJ1048003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0145-9635
Instructional Coaching: Creating a Support Program for Excellence in Teaching
Cetroni, Lisa; Miller, Beth; Waylett, April
Independent School, v73 n1 Fall 2013
Great teaching and passionate teachers are the heart and soul of St. Anne's-Belfield School (Virginia). Guided by the goals found in their new strategic plan, Head of School David Lourie decided in 2011 to restructure the academic leadership of the school. This new configuration includes an assistant head for instruction (AHI) in each division to support instruction and inform pedagogy in their classrooms. Lourie shared his vision for the role of the AHI with the the authors--Lisa Cetroni (lower school), April Waylett (middle school), and Beth Miller (upper school)--and asked them to assume these new positions. The AHIs serve as resources for teachers and ensure that the content and skills teachers deliver daily align with the stated curriculum. As AHIs, Cetroni, Miller, and Waylett developed an action plan for the work their would be doing with their teachers, kept informed about current technology and how it can enhance pedagogy, and developed and oversaw the New Teacher Program, which brings together the school's cohort of new teachers for formal and informal gatherings. This article describes their experience as AHIs and the models they developed to support and provide teachers with resources to achieve academic goals outlined in the school's strategic plan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia