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Instructional Coach

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Go to the "Instructional Focus" tab for 2014-2015 to see Learning in action!
Years Teaching: 17

Years as an Instructional Coach: 8

Years at Newton: 17

  I have a BA in Speech Communications and English from Metropolitan State College of Denver. I have my MS in Educational/Instructional Technology from Walden University. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher. This year I am a half time Instructional Coach and teacher.


Daily Schedule

My teaching blocks are: Period 3,4,  & Knight Time

My Instructional Coach blocks are: Period 1,2, 5 & 6

Contact Information:

Lisa Jenkins ljenkins@lps.k12.co.us

VoiceMail: 303 734-6262


What does an Instructional Coach do?

The role of an Instructional Coach varies day to day. There are several "categories" which describe the work that an IC spends his/her time focusing on. These categories include:

  • Data Coaches
  • Classroom Supporter
  • School Leader
  • Resource Provider
  • Mentor
  • Learning Facilitator
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Learner!!

source: Killion,J & Harrison, C (2006).Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teacher Leaders and School-Based Coaches. Oxford,OH: National Staff Development.