My name is Olivia Kirby-Smith and I am a School Based Instructional Facilitator. This is my sixth year at Sterling Elementary School. I graduated from The University of Maryland with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. After that, I attended The George Washington University and received my M.Ed. in Elementary Education. Before becoming an instructional faciliator, I was a classroom teacher for seven years. I taught 7th grade, 3rd grade, and Kindergarten. Now, I support individual teachers through coaching that provides feedback, and more importantly, develops teachers' ability to set goals and grow in their practice. Along with this, I also support grade level teams in developing best practices during common planning time.
I grew up in the DMV area and currently live with my husband, our two boys, and our cat named Russell. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, Crossfit and cooking.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The primary goal of instructional coaching is to enable teachers to implement scientifically proven instructional practices that respond directly to teachers' burning issues." Jim Knight, Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction, 2007