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Instructional Coaches Learn From Jim Knight

Master Teachers Mrs. Alicia VanHeesch and Mrs. Beth Alexander have been learning for five days with Instructional Leaders across the country at the Intensive Instrucitonal Coaching Institute. 

As master teachers here at Health Sciences Academy, Mrs. VanHeesch and Mrs. Alexander teach half the day, and spend the rest of their day coaching teachers through the Jim Knight Coaching Cycles.

It's been a week of intensive learning thanks to the EPIC Grant. They have been honing their craft as coaches learning about partnership principles, leadership in coaching, the instructional playbook, and communication. 

"Wow! What a week it has been! Glad to have had the opportunity to attend the Intensive Coaching Institute! Can’t wait to return to HSA@MMS to partner with teachers where we can learn and grow together!" Mrs. Van Heesch reported via Twitter.


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