Executives, athletes and others have discovered the power of having individual coaches. The purpose of instructional coaching at Galesburg CUSD #205 is to increase student achievement by extending the expertise of teachers.
Unlike traditional professional development, instructional coaching is personalized to the individual teacher. Coaches partner with teachers to identify specific student performance goals and identify strategies to measure and meet them. While we are used to seeing coaches on the athletic fields, research in education and across other fields have revealed the effectiveness of this practice in increasing and maintaining a high level of performance.