THE PROMISE OF
Jen Munnerlyn: Literacy Coach
NESA Fall Leadership Institute, Katmandu Nepal
AMERICAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
OF ABU DHABI
11:45-12:45, Boardroom I
How we work
Purpose of today’s meeting
Structure of this workshop
“I know! Let’s get a Literacy
Why a coach? (For the size of school, coach vs.
How coaching is currently working at ACS. (Where we
started and where we are now.)
Items (we feel) were key to our success.
Some of the things I do...
Implementing new programs/instructional strategies
Supports teachers in...
Finding the time to ﬁt it all in- Instructional Minute
Building capacity/accountability through vertical teaming
Giving, analyzing, and using assessments to impact
Long-term ordering needs
Coaching into classrooms
My #1 Job as a coach...
Implementing Reading and Writing Workshop-
Strategies for Teaching Word Study- Vertical Teams
Administering and using assessments to inform
our teaching- Data Analysis
Early Release Day sessions- Whole school
Planning for attending and sharing external PD:
Weekly “Learning Lunches”
Working with instructional assistants
Regie Routeman’s PD Kit:
Through Reading to Understand
Meetings Reading TeamWriting TeamWord Study Team
“Lunch and Learn”
• Words Their Way Spelling
Continuums• Classroom data from R/W
Multifaceted Professional Development=
From the principal’s perspective...
Carrie Ekey- NESA Coaching Cohort
A model for a 3-year plan (p. 7 in the handout)
Speciﬁc steps that raise the level of teacher collaboration and
Highlight the next steps in the coaching model
Learning Curves for Us:
Professional Development for the coach
Support of principal as coach learns to be a leader of teachers
Parents: Why talk to the teacher when you can talk to the
Raising the bar- all PD needs to be targeted and worthwhile
Where do we go from here? End of our 3-year plan...