High-quality teaching and learning is the heartbeat of education. FourPoint helps leaders from the classroom to cabinet develop instructional expertise and create conditions for educator and student success.Using classroom observation data and stakeholder input, we help our clients identify where they want to build instructional capacity and then provide targeted coaching and professional learning — whether that’s helping educators implement a research-based curriculum and aligned instructional experiences or refine their Response to Intervention approach.
A school-wide focus on close reading was energizing to teachers because it led to job-embedded teacher collaboration around practice. Students were also winners. They learned an approach and strategies to comprehend complex text that could transfer from one school level to the next.
Connie Wehmeyer, FourPoint Education Partners
We also provide coaching and technical assistance to principals, principal supervisors, and other district leaders as well as non-profit executives and leadership teams, empowering them to create conditions for effective teaching and learning while constantly adjusting to the realities of their particular context and community. Our coaching approach intentionally balances our ability to inform others’ practice through our experience with helping leaders unlock answers on their own. We focus on helping leaders set and monitor manageable expectations, supporting the school improvement process while fostering a strong, open and inclusive culture.
When I stepped into the role of principal supervisor, I had no support and learned by trial and error. My personal experience drives the urgency I feel to ensure that the new principal supervisors I work with are ready on day one to provide effective support to the principals they serve.
Steve Gering, FourPoint Education Partners