Crystal Cooper is principal of Starling Elementary School in Gwinnett County Public Schools (GA), and previously served as principal at Sycamore Elementary School. Her expertise includes Social Emotional Learning, Professional Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Literacy, Classroom Management, Early Childhood Education, and Title I leadership. She has served as classroom teacher, literacy coach, Early Intervention Program teacher, and assistant principal. She graduated from the Learning Forward Academy in 2018 and last month was named coach for the Learning Forward Academy Class of 2025.
Instructional coaches and principals: An essential partnership for school successSchool-based instructional coaching is a powerful professional learning design that improves teacher practice and student success. But sometimes coaches find themselves working on tasks that do not impact teacher and student learning. When principals clearly communicate instructional expectations, and support coaches to help teachers meet those expectations, the impact of […]
Welcoming your team to a new school year: Engaging all educatorsIn a few short weeks, educators will begin to embark upon a new school year. While many of them will be veterans with tons of experience and expertise, it is likely the 2020-21 start to school will look and feel unlike any they have experienced in the past. Additionally, there […]