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Leading Student-Centered Coaching

Building Principal and Coach Partnerships
First Edition
By: Diane R. Sweeney, Ann Mausbach

This action-oriented guide provides principals and district leaders with the background, practices, and tools for leading instructional coaching efforts that measurably impact student and teacher learning.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544320557
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2018
  • Page Count: 192
  • Publication date: June 05, 2018

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7 Ways Leaders Can Support Student-Centered Coaching

Essential leadership moves for supporting instructional coaching in your school

Strong leadership is essential in any successful instructional coaching effort. Leading Student-Centered Coaching provides principals and district leaders with the background, practices, and tools required for leading coaching efforts that have a profound and positive impact on student and teacher learning. Filled with practical ideas that school leaders can easily apply to their own school settings, this book includes:

  • Tools and techniques for preparing a school for coaching, launching a coaching culture, and supporting coaches
  • Leadership Moves sections that provide strategies for building principal and coach partnerships
  • Richly detailed Lessons from the Field, based on the authors’ real-life experiences, that illustrate principal and coach collaboration
  • Recommendations for coaches to use as they strive to increase their impact

With a focus on the critical role of school leadership, this action-oriented guide provides the key ingredients for ensuring the success of school-based coaching initiatives.

“Sweeney and Mausbach explore the necessary ingredients to a successful instructional coach partnership between the principal and the coaches. This is a must-read for building leadership teams implementing an instructional coach program”
—Timothy S. Grieves, Chief Administrator
Northwest Area Education Agency, IA

“This book synthesized the work necessary of school leaders when working with the coach. As a principal who was a student-centered coach, this book has shown me how I can tweak the skills I learned and apply them with a leadership lens.”
—Kelly Neylon, Principal
Meadowview School, Woodridge IL



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Diane R. Sweeney

Diane Sweeney has been an author and educational consultant since 1999. The author of Moves for Launching a New Year of Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2022), Student-Centered Coaching from a Distance (Corwin, 2021), The Essential Guide for Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2020), Leading Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2018), and Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016), Diane holds a longstanding interest in how adult learning translates to learning in the classroom. Diane holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Denver and a Master’s in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder. After teaching and coaching in the Denver Public Schools, Diane served as a program officer at the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) in Denver. Since then, she has become a respected voice in the field of coaching and professional development.

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Ann Mausbach

Ann Mausbach, co-author of Leading Student-Centered Coaching: Building Principal and Coach Partnerships (Corwin, 2018), School Leadership through the Seasons: A Guide to Staying Focused and Getting Results All Year (Routledge Eye on Education, 2016) and Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement (ASCD, 2008) has been an educator for over 30 years. Ann’s belief that the greatest investment a leader can make is in people not programs has focused her work on supporting principals and teacher leaders with the tools they need to align purpose with action. Her administrative experience includes serving as a Coordinator of Staff Development, Director of Curriculum, Director of Elementary Education and an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. She currently works as an Associate Professor for Educational Leadership at Creighton University in Omaha, NE.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Authors


Chapter 1: An Introduction to Student-Centered Coaching

Chapter 2: Connecting School Improvement to Coaching

Chapter 3: Defining Roles for Coaches and Principals

Chapter 4: School Culture and Coaching

Chapter 5: Setting Expectations for Authentic Participation in Coaching

Chapter 6: Driving Toward High Quality Instruction

Chapter 7: Separating Coaching From Supervision

Chapter 8: Supporting the Development of the Coach

In Closing

Appendix A: Rubric for Leading Student-Centered Coaching

Appendix B: Rubric for Student-Centered Coaching

Appendix C: Sample School Improvement Plan

Appendix D: Student-Centered Coaching Moves

Appendix E: Results-Based Coaching Tool

Appendix F: Planner for Sharing Lessons





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