FIRST Education 
Instructional Coaching Center

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OUR STORY

The FIRST Education Instructional Coaching Center was founded by Coaches and is focused on the unique learning needs of Instructional Coaches and those who lead Coaching programs. We believe that instructional coaching must be designed to meet the needs of the school, the teacher, and the students who will benefit from the work. This means that coaches must be knowledgeable about a variety of coaching approaches and models and know how to determine which method will work best at any given time. The workshops and other supports offered through the FIRST Education Instructional Coaching Center are designed to strengthen and deepen coaches' understanding and skills on a theoretical and practical level.  

MISSION

The FIRST Education Instructional Coaching Center provides training, coaching, and resources to leaders and coaches so that instruction in partner districts is systemically aligned and intentionally designed to meet the needs of all learners.

VISION

We will develop coaches and leaders who have confidence in their skills, and who implement coaching practices that allow all students to experience high levels of growth and to achieve at high levels

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our services

FIRST Education Instructional Coaching Certification

The FIRST Education Instructional Coaching Certification provides coaches with a unique opportunity to develop their skills, to receive 1-on-1 coaching and feedback, and to earn Certification verifying their coaching competence. The Certification pathway provides opportunities for coaches to select areas for deeper focus and can be started at any time! Click below to learn more.

Mentoring for New
Instructional Coaches

There is nothing more thrilling, and nerve-racking, than accepting your first instructional coaching position. We've been there! Our team of experienced, currently practicing instructional coaches are standing by and ready to support new instructional coaches during their first few years. Hover over the box to learn more. Contact us to get started!

Coaching for Observable Impact Collaborative Network

The FIRST Education Instructional Coaching Center is pleased to provide an opportunity for Instructional Coaches to network and learn together through our Coaching for Observable Impact Network. We'd love to have you join us. Click below to learn more!

Institutes and Workshops

Our workshops are fully customizable, but some of our most popular topics include:

The FIRST Education Instructional Coaching Center provides a variety of in-person and virtual events. In addition to our public offerings, we gladly welcome the opportunity to provide personalized instructional coaching training and support to schools and districts. Hover your cursor over the box to learn more. Contact us to get started!

Wisconsin Professional Learning Consortium (WI PLC)

The WI PLC is a consortium of school district directors who oversee the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The group provides opportunities for collaboration, learning, and support with a shared goal of improving student learning.

Our Team

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Danica Lewis, Director
FIRST Education Instructional Coaching Center

Maria Dyslin

Maria Dyslin

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Amy Lubben

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Nicole Mashock

Kathy Myles

Kathy Myles

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Julie Wright

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