Loudoun County Public Schools has four full-time and two part-time instructional coaches. Through time-intensive and non-evaluative classroom visitations, observations, and conferencing, the Instructional Coaches provide embedded, individualized professional development. Modeling, co-teaching, and problem solving in the collaborative coach-teacher relationship have been demonstrated to have a positive impact on teacher efficacy and retention.
1. Classroom management
3. Collaborative and positive relationships
4. Data analysis
5. District, state and federal policies, and standards
6. Content and curriculum
9. Individual, personal, and professional development
Areas in which to focus are prioritized through a collaborative process among the principal, coach, and teacher.