This will be Mrs. Kirby-Smith's third year at Sterling Elementary School. She graduated from The University of Maryland with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. She then attended The George Washington University and received her M.Ed. in Elementary Education. Before becoming an instructional faciliator, she was a classroom teacher for seven years. She taught 7th grade, 3rd grade, and Kindergarten. In her new role, she supports individual teachers through coaching that provides feedback, and more importantly, develops teachers' ability to set goals and grow in their practice. Along with these roles, she also supports grade level teams in developing best practices during common planning time.
Mrs. Kirby-Smith grew up in the DMV area and currently lives in Purcellville, VA. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four animals. She loves to hike, read, exercise, and cook.
Feel free to email Mrs. Kirby-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Mrs. Kirby-Smith's position, click 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