ERIC Number: EJ915126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Circles of Leadership: Oregon District Redefines Coaching Roles to Find a Balance between School and District Goals
Petti, Amy D.
Journal of Staff Development, v31 n6 p52-54, 56 Dec 2010
In this article, the author describes how an Oregon district redefines coaching roles to find a balance between school and district goals. As director of improvement for North Clackamas School District in Milwaukie, Oregon, near Portland, the author's role of coaching the coach was new, and the coaches welcomed the immediate feedback. Through the four years of redefining the roles of site-based coach, principal, and central office staff, Oregon district achieved a balance between district initiatives--the goal was to implement writing workshops--and site-based professional learning. This redefinition of roles and collaboration during instruction penetrated the "core technology" of teaching--what happens between teachers and students in the classroom. School and district administrators learn in practice with teachers and coaches to improve literacy learning for students.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Goal Orientation, Program Implementation, Writing Workshops, Coaching (Performance), School Districts, Central Office Administrators, School Administration, Faculty Development, Literacy, Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Change, Administrator Role, Teacher Role, Elementary Education, Leadership
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon