Date of Award
Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership (Ed.D)
Dr. Kim Gray
First Committee Member
Dr. Daphne Hubbard
Second Committee Member
Dr. Erin Adams
Instructional coaching has become a popular form of professional development in schools. Instructional coaches are often teacher leaders with years of classroom experience but little formal training in working with adult learners. This research examined the experiences of instructional coaches and the supports they perceived were needed for success in a coaching relationship. This research also examined the experiences of the teachers being coached in order to determine teacher perception of coaching as effective professional development. Data analysis explored the themes of objectivity, credibility, listening, and communication within the coaching relationship.
Davis, Emily, "Coaching for Change: Teacher Perceptions of the Impact of Personalized, Reflective Professional Development" (2019). Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership Dissertations. 35.