Instructional Literacy Coach

I’m Crystal Kelley, TCE’s Instructional Literacy Coach.  The 2018-2019 school year begins my fourteenth year in education where I’ve previously had experience as a Literacy Coach in grades K-5 and taught fourth grade.  Timberlin Creek has been my home for the past eight years and I love being an Eagle!  Some of my interests include reading Sunshine State Award Books, chasing my toddler, Lennox, around the house, learning to cook (Oh, I’m awful at cooking) and bleeding ORANGE and BLUE! 🙂  To relax and dream, my husband and I enjoy a good episode of House Hunters International.

What does an Instructional Literacy Coach do at Timberlin Creek Elementary?  I primarily work alongside teachers to SUPPORT in any way possible.  Additionally, I’m available to parents who have curriculum questions or concerns about their student’s academics.  Initially, it’s extremely important for parents to communicate with their child’s teacher.  At TCE, our students SOAR with the support of everyone working together as a team.

Teachers: Please check out my “menu” of services to see how we can work together this school year!

Student Support
Instructional Support
Professional Development
MTSS/RtI – Do you need to discuss a student of concern? Teach Together- After planning cooperatively, teach a lesson together. Book Study- Is there a Book study of interest I could organize or facilitate?
Student Observer- Serve as another pair of eyes to observe and assist. Instructional Rounds- Obtain coverage for your class so you may observe a colleague teach. Endorsements- Are you interested in pursuing an endorsement in Reading, ESOL, gifted or ASD?
Listen & Support- Lend an open ear for a topic of your choice. Class Data Review-Assist in reviewing and analyzing class data to look for patterns or trends. ESE/Reading requirements- Do you need points for re-certification?
Student Data Review-Assist in reviewing and analyzing to plan next steps for instruction. Lesson Observation- Would you like me to observe a lesson and provide feedback? NOT EVALUATIVE OR JUDGMENTAL! Deliberate Practice Plan- Would you like assistance with your PD plan?
Student Reading Support- Give an additional opinion on a student’s reading challenges.  As a team, problem solve and collaborate on instructional steps. Materials or Curriculum Support- Would you like coaching with a district adopted program or content area? Marzano Evaluation Model- Collaborate and brainstorm best practices.
Training- Train volunteers to implement small group activities. Coaching Cycle- Goal setting, data collection, and coaching conversations. Brainstorming Session- Collaboratively bounce innovative ideas off of one another.