How do I express the importance and relevance of instructional coaching in my District when my new Superintendent doesn't believe in the model? How can we show him the importance of District level coaches to support the instructional coaches' work at the site?
I'm in a district that currently has about 600 elementary teachers, 17 schools each with an instructional coach and 4 District level coaches who support all of elementary. We've had large District Office turnover which has eliminated the previously well-supported feel of instructional coaches. Site level coaches have been given a much wider scope of duties and can not get into classrooms as they used to. We need to show the value of our site-level coaches as well as defend the need for District level coaches to support our classroom instruction, provide training to both teachers and site coaches, and demonstrate a variety of resources and best practices to enhance the education of our elementary students.
- Pre K-6