Yolanda Rodriguez, Interim Chief Academic Officer, Houston ISD
Shannon Buerk, Chief Executive Officer, engage2learn
Houston ISD employed a Coaches Academy for Elementary Reading Teacher Development Specialists with a focus on improving blended learning instructional best practices known to accelerate teacher growth and provide students with differentiated and engaging lessons in a hybrid environment. Houston ISD focused on increasing teacher support capacity, leadership skills, and virtual learning expertise. Specialists were quickly able to support teachers through an evidence-based coaching model to show sustainable, educator growth.