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WUSD Academic Coaching Team

Mission Statement

 

The mission of the WUSD coaching team is to improve instructional practice and raise academic achievement in all schools across the district.

Scope of Work
 
New Teacher Induction
New teachers meet with coaches for a monthly 2 hour training.  During this training we focus our learning on items new teachers encounter throughout the school year.
 
Mentoring
Mentor teachers meet coaches for a monthly 2 hour training.  During this training, mentor teachers learn skills and strategies on how to mentor newcomers to our district.   
 
Coaching
We provide teachers district-wide with classroom observation and feedback focusing on instructional strategies in order to student outcomes.
 
Professional Development
We offer two formats for professional development – Online and Face-to-Face.
 
Online Training - 1 hour each month for anyone in the district.
Training focus is mostly on Domains 1 and 2 of the Danielson Framework for Teaching
 
Face-to-Face Training - 3 hours each month for elementary teachers and 3 hours each month for Jr. High/High School teachers. 

Training focus is on Domain 3 of the Danielson Framework for Teaching

 

Amanda Leonard
Amanda Leonard, M.Ed
 
Amanda is a career educator with over 20 years of experience in education teaching grades K-8. She specializes in standards alignment (and how to teach them!), instructional best practices for K-8 teachers and building teacher leaders.  She spearheads the New Teacher Induction program and serves as our lead coach in the district.  
 
aleonard@wusd1.org
 
 
 

Rob Robertson, Ed.D

 

Rob is a career educator with over 30 years of experience teaching, coaching and administering educational programs in the U.S. and Europe. He has taught students from Kindergarten to college. Rob specializes in instructional best practices for English Language Learners, writing development, and STEM education.  He spearheads the Mentor Teacher Program in our district.

 

rrobertson@wusd1.org