Destiny Shantell Woodbury

Destiny Shantell Woodbury is in her 14th year in education. She began her teaching career with Teach for America in 2007. She has worked at the Teach For America Houston Institute in many roles for 10 years. Previously, she was a School Leader at YES Prep where she reduced the suspension incident rate (students with 1+ incident) from 44% to 15%. Prior to joining YES Prep, she was a school leader in Achievement First in Brooklyn, NY. Destiny was a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development (MTLD) with Teach For America Houston, where she coached 37 first and second-year STEM CMs within KIPP Houston and YES Prep. She taught for 5 years as a fifth-grade science teacher on KIPP Houston, now KIPP Texas, and was also the grade level chair, science content chair, MS Science teacher leader and curriculum leader, robotics coach, and the head track and field coach. Read full bio.

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Partnerships for effective coaching series: My Teaching Partner-Secondary

By Andrew Wayne, Destiny Shantell Woodbury, Meg Ryan and Ed Heisig | October 5, 2021

This webinar focuses on sharing information on the partnership with Learning Forward, American Institute for Research (AIR), and Teachstone to bring an evidence-based coaching model to districts across the country.

My Teaching Partner: Proven strengths-based coaching model that raises student achievement and engagement

By Andrew Wayne, Meg Ryan, Betty Underwood and Destiny Shantell Woodbury | October 28, 2020

Learn about the elements that make MTP coaching unique: a focus on classroom interactions, a strengths-based approach to engaging teachers, and use of video clips as a focus for reflection. This webinar will feature an expert panel followed by an extended Q&A period to encourage robust discussion. The 90-minute format will ensure all your questions are answered.