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Resource Title Principal Coaching as a Districtwide Initiative
Summary

Wendy Harris, Director, Sacramento County Office of Education, provides the introduction to this comprehensive presentation focused on the efficacy of a districtwide principal coaching model. John Brewer, a retired administrator from North Sacramento School District, outlines a powerful approach for building leadership capacity throughout a district by utilizing principal coaches. While new principals receive a variety of professional learning opportunities throughout the credentialing process, they all concur that the most impactful learning occurs on the job. Principal coaching, therefore, can be a vehicle to ensure that new (and veteran) leaders have an opportunity to refine skills through a one-to-one coaching relationship that is individualized, synergistic, and interactive. This presentation outlines a blended coaching model that is predicated on active listening, questioning strategies, and action goals. A variety of examples and anecdotes from recent coaching experiences are also shared.

Resource Area(s)
Governance
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Professional Development
Culture and Professional Relationships
Type of Resource
Best Practices
How to Do It
Format Video
Related Service(s)
Building Leadership
Supporting Curriculum, Instruction and Intervention