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Amanda Brueggeman

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Amanda Brueggeman, Ed.D. is a literacy coach and consultant with over 18 years in education. She grew up on a farm in Southeast Missouri, working her way to the suburbs of St. Louis, MO, where she taught at Valley Park and Wentzville for ten years prior to being a coach. Her passions include literacy and collective efficacy in relation to working with new teachers and mentors. Amanda is the author of the upcoming book, Student-Centered Mentoring (forthcoming 2022).

Amanda obtained her teaching degree in Elementary Education at Southeast Missouri State University. She earned her MA in Educational Technology from the University of Missouri and is certified as a Student-Centered Coaching Consultant. Amanda holds her Doctorate in Teacher Leadership from Maryville University, where she is also an adjunct professor for the Education Department.


  • Literacy
  • Collective Efficacy
  • Coaching



  • Student-Centered Coaching: In this seminar, participants will be introduced to the theories and practices for student-centered coaching, a model for coaching that is less about fixing teachers and more about student learning. Particular emphasis will be placed on how student-centered coaching supports the implementation of the Standards for College and Career Readiness across grades K-12. Topics will include: coaching cycles with individuals and small groups, goal-setting with teachers, unpacking standards with teachers, scheduling coaching, and monitoring student and teacher growth across a coaching cycle.

    Attendees will:

    • Understand the core practices for student-centered coaching
    • Compare student-centered coaching with other models for coaching
    • Support teachers to set measurable goals for student learning
    • Unpack the Standards for College and Career Readiness as an integral part of the coaching cycle
    • Document the impact of a coaching cycle from beginning to end
    • Establish a plan for collaboration between the coach and school leader