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Am I A Teacher Or A Coach?

Everyday Education


October 7, 2019

“Are you a lead teacher or an instructional coach?”

That’s a question I often hear. Others include, “Now, what’s your title?” “You’re the what?” and “May I ask you to help with…?”

Regardless of the title, our job is to help the staff, children and families of Transylvania County Schools. There are four of us in the Transylvania County Elementary Schools. We are officially known as “instructional coaches,” but our jobs are different school to school.

After 18 years of teaching fourth grade, I was asked to move to my current position. I honestly wasn’t sure...

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