Instructional Coach

 Vivian Torres

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Degrees and Certifications:

Sacred Heart University Bachelors in Elementary Education EC-8 Bilingual Spanish

Vivian Torres

Welcome to Bonham Early Education School. My name is Vivian Torres, Bonham’s Instructional Coach. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, a beautiful island in the Caribbean. I have 18 years of work experience. I taught Dual Language Kindergarten for 12 years, Dual Language Second Grade for one year, two years as a Dual Language Pre-K Teacher, two years as a Literacy Strategist, and one year as K-5th grade Instructional Coach.

 

The role of the Instructional coach

  • Develop positive and supportive relationships with classroom teachers, administrators, and staff.
  • Help classroom teachers address learning challenges in individual classrooms through modeling, co-teaching, providing feedback, and facilitating grade-level or department teams.
  • Increase collaboration through quarterly meetings with coaching coordinator and principal to monitor the progress of the coaching plan and modify it as necessary.
  • Monitor and evaluate assessment data to determine improvements in instructional practice and student achievement.
  • Support classroom teachers in long- and short-range planning (co-planning) for increased student achievement.
  • Develop each teacher’s capacity to serve as a model of high-quality instruction.
  • Provide training to increase high-quality classroom instruction and appropriate use of support staff (e.g. training paraprofessionals, pre-AP support, RTI, etc.).
  • Fulfill identified responsibilities of teacher induction program, while building capacity of a team to support new teachers.