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I'd like to introduce you to Alex Gutierrez and Jess Kuemmerlin, our two Learning Innovation Coaches at SIS. Before Alex became a learning innovation coach he taught Art at the secondary school level. Before that he worked as a professional artist. Jess has a strong background in mathematics education and his book Leap Year will be published later this year. Both Jess and Alex bring a wealth of experience to their coaching roles.
You might wonder what a Learning Innovation Coach (LI Coach) does at SIS. A former colleague once described the job as a running shoe position because LI Coaches are always on the move--always moving from one classroom, one grade level or one learning activity to the next. It's true. LI Coaches wear many hats. In a nutshell, the job of the LI Coach is to work with teachers, students and parents to improve student learning.
Teaching is both an art and a science. This means that teachers are always striving to improve their craft. They consistently work to improve the learning experiences of their students. LI Coaches work closely with teachers to accomplish this goal. They are involved in the planning stages of units, they are there to model new technologies that enhance student learning and they are there to showcase the learning that happens around SIS for teachers and parents.Our Learning Innovation Coaches play an integral part in the education of SIS students. Their goal is to ensure that students have a rich learning experience and are well prepared for the world in which they live.
Rob Cormack | Director of Learning Innovation