Lead Teaching & Learning Coach
Angela Batson is beginning her 19th year in education and her 4th year as a teaching and learning coach with Durham Public Schools. As a teacher, Angela taught 6th-8th grade English Language Arts and Social studies. In her role as a teaching and learning coach, she works to ensure high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-teaching, co-planning, and providing feedback to teachers. She works to build teacher capacity and their understanding of instructional practices, supports teachers in using data to improve instruction on all levels, provides targeted professional development, and develops coaching plans to ensure teacher and student growth. Batson is a believer that all students can learn and is very passionate about shifting mindsets in order to create equitable environments for all students.
Learning from coaches: Supporting teams and individualsAs the new school year begins with multiple teaching and learning environments - virtual, hybrid, and in-person - the critical role of instructional coaches has never been more important. From instructional strategies, just-in-time resources, and making connections with teachers and students, coaches are making a positive impact. They are fostering […]