Implementation of the Instructional Coaching

Essential Understandings

  • Participation in instructional coaching is most effective when the purpose and its key roles are clearly communicated to all stakeholders. For example, the roles of coaches, principals, and teachers should be clearly articulated and communicated at the beginning of the year.

  • Instructional coaching shall be conducted through a partnership between the coach and teacher. The relationship should be based on equity, choice, voice, dialogue, reflection, praxis, and reciprocity.

To promote a shared understanding of instructional coaching throughout ZPSD, each school at the beginning of the school year should review the identified coaching model.

  • Schools should discuss readiness.

  • Principals should communicate the process and purpose of instructional coaching with staff.

District Instructional Coaches 

Middle School Instructional Coach

Alicia Benavidez

Zuni High School & Twin Buttes Cyber Academy Instructional Coach

Regina Vigil