Leadership Coaching with PRI Educational Consulting
Often promising educators are placed in leadership positions with much hope for success. They quickly learn that leadership in schools is a complex puzzle with many constituencies, and frequently each one has a different point of view and competing needs. They may feel pulled in multiple directions while juggling the varied responsibilities of the position. How do I balance my time? How do I communicate effectively? How do I prioritize goals for myself and for my school, division, or department? How do I keep students at the center of my work? Coaching is a way to help them realize their capabilities, develop skills, and gain self-awareness. I am committed to the growth of leaders of color in schools and firmly believe that strong coaching is a key component to growing dynamic leaders. Through practicing what is best for their constituencies, reflecting on this practice, and moving forward with intention in order to improve, educators are able to lead with clarity and focus.
Teacher Coaching with PRI Educational Consulting
Teaching is a rewarding and challenging career. At times, it can also be isolating as we work in the silos of our own classrooms. Oftentimes, our schools are not built to offer teachers regular feedback in order to ensure professional growth. Whether you are a new teacher just starting out, a mid-career teacher on a steady path, or a veteran teacher who is always seeking growth opportunities, coaching can work for you. Teacher coaching helps educators practice what is best for their students, reflect on their practice, and move forward intentionally in order to improve.
Curriculum Development with PRI Educational Consulting
As an early childhood educator of 27 years, I have extensive experience in elementary school and in curricular design. My background in curricular design uses Understanding by Design methods, elements of the Design Thinking process, and the Inquiry Approach in order to keep student learning and outcomes at the core of all curriculum design. I am also familiar with using standards such as the Education for Sustainability Standards developed by the Cloud Institute. Supporting our students of color through intentional classroom curricula is a vital and necessary component in creating a stronger community for all our students. I have been fortunate to learn from diversity, equity, and inclusion experts such as Alison Park, Dr. Steven Jones, and Robert Greene. I have explored curricula and designed activities as well as attended workshops that continue to inform my ever-growing thinking and work. I collaborate with school leaders, Academic Deans, Directors of Teaching and Learning, and curricular task forces to review and develop curricula that meet the needs of the students and keeps in mind the school’s mission and philosophy.