Instructional Coach

Ms. Paige Orcutt

303-982-8049
[email protected]

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My name is Paige Orcutt. I have been in education for 12 years. I have taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade. This is my second year serving as the Instructional Coach for Columbine Hills Elementary, and I feel very fortunate to be part of such a great community. I grew up in Morrison, Colorado and am getting married September 24th on my family farm. I enjoy playing with my Newfoundland, Kiya. I also enjoy training for triathlons, and scrapbooking. I teach ballet at a nearby dance studio, and love anything to do kids. I am looking forward to a great year!
 




The Instructional Coach works side-by-side with the principal  and teachers in implementing district and school-based initiatives, focusing on student achievement. The four roles of the Instructional Coach are:


Instructional Specialist

Co-plans, co-teaches, and models strategies and techniques that ensure rigorous core instruction for all levels of learners

Supports teachers in implementing national, state, and district standards and curriculum

Supports progress monitoring systems and tools to drive classroom instruction

Data Coach

Co-analyzes state, district, and school level student data with principal and teachers

Facilitates data decision making to maximize student achievement

Collaborates with teachers in planning responsive instruction and interventions


Capacity Builder and Change Agent


Plans and implements quality professional learning connected to school achievement goal

Facilitates teacher collaboration through structured learning opportunities

Supports teachers in professional goals and learning to maximize delivery of quality core instruction


District and School Improvement Leader


Collaborates with school principal and building leadership team to assess, design, and implement school improvement initiatives

Serves a sense-maker between district instructional initiatives, school improvement efforts, and daily classroom instruction

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