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Instructional Coaching Services


Coaching Support Team:

Jen Arnswald
Director of Curriculum and Instruction/ Instructional Coach
jarnswald@ioniaschools.org ext. 1912

Marsha Turner
Literacy Coach/State and Federal Programs Coordinator
mturner@ioniaschools.org ext. 1913

Kathy Dole
Mathematics/Science Coach
Ionia Intermediate School District
kdole@ioniaisd.org
616-527-4900 ext. 1266

Kelly Piercefield
ELA/Social Studies Coach
Ionia Intermediate School District
kpiercefield@ioniaisd.org
616-527-4900 ext. 1407


One on one job embedded coaching

  • Resource Implementation (Reading Wonders, Code X., MC3, CMP, CPM, Math Essentials, etc.)
  • Technology Integration
  • Capturing Kids Hearts
  • Intervention (RTI/MTSS/ICT)
  • Lesson Planning
  • Instruction
  • Questioning Strategies
  • Formative Assessment Strategies
  • Data Collection and Analysis


What does coaching look like?

Initial Conversation:

  • Building rapport
  • Finding the right starting point that is driven by your students’ needs
  • Planning for the focus of the coaching session

Coaching Session:

  • Teacher leads lesson
  • Coach takes notes that are focused on the goal from the initial conversation (all notes taken from lesson will be left with you)

Reflective Conversation:

  • Teacher brings notes from the coaching session
  • Collaborative discussion on the focus of the coaching session
  • A plan for the next step is created

What is instructional coaching?


To request instructional coaching please fill out a request form. We look forward to learning with you!





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