Are my expectations of my role as an instructional Coach reasonable?
This is my first year as an elementary instructional coach. I am often pulled to fill-in, wherever there is a need on campus: copy and distribute district assessments, substitute teach, monitor students in ISS, cover classes for ARD meetings, etc. I am always willing to help. However, I RARELY have the opportunity to visit classrooms, observe instruction and offer feedback. My concern is, because my primary focus has not been on instructional support, the feedback and support I give is no longer valued or redeemed as credible. I am also concerned my principal may not see the value (or potential value) of my role on the campus. Is being asked to be a "Jack of All Trades" typical of this role? If so, how do you maintain your validity as an Instructional Leader? Thank you for your support and comments.
- English Language Arts / Math / Science / Social Studies
- Pre K-4