Insight into Instructional Coaching

  • Cynthia Leann Emery Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, Manhattan, Kansas
Keywords: instructional coaching, primary grades, intermediate grades


The purpose of this article is to gain insight into the startup cycle of an instructional coaching responsibilities in a school district. These case studies show both success and setbacks as an honest and transparent look into instructional coaching.

Author Biography

Cynthia Leann Emery, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, Manhattan, Kansas
As USD 383 Instructional Coach with a Literacy Network of Kansas Striving Readers Grant, Cynthia Emery serves four schools. Though she coaches teachers in all subjects, literacy has been her main focus during year one implementation of both instructional coaching and new ELA curriculum. Cynthia has worked as a primary and intermediate teacher in Utah and Washington and has also worked in ESOL and family empowerment positions. She is married to Travis and mother to Asher. The family has three dogs, Auzzie, Izzy, and Dog. She can be reached at
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