Working Definitions and Frameworks
Highly-skilled school leadership is a key predictor of student achievement and critical to successful improvement efforts for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools. Leadership coaching is an effective form of professional learning because it is rooted in principles of adult learning and driven by the needs and context of the leader. It results in reflective, resourceful practitioners with agency to propel their own professional growth and capacity for transformational change. 21CSLA Regional Academy (RA) coaches provide job-embedded coaching built on relational trust and focused on equity-centered problems of practice using continuous improvement. Coaches also support leaders with system transformation and help participants seek root causes, connections, and relationships in order to eliminate the predictability of outcomes based on social or cultural identity markers, to ensure all children fulfill their potential to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically.
For the Field
This document provides guidance for 21CSLA Regional Academies (RAs) to develop their coaching program. It is intended to spark questions and conversation, and support RA planning and development.Read more about 21CSLA Leadership Coaching Guidance