• ms. kirby-smith

    My name is Olivia Kirby-Smith and I am a School Based Instructional Facilitator. This is my fourth 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 in Purcellville, VA with my husband and our four animals. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, Crossfit and cooking. 

    You can contact me at olivia.kirby-smith@lcps.org.

    To learn more about my position, please check out the following document: Instructional Facilitator Model

    "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