IMPACT COACHING PARTNERS
Impact Coaching Partners is a team of experienced instructional coaches who provide new teachers the individual support they need as they begin their careers. Our work is founded on two key beliefs. First, every student deserves great instruction every year. Second, teaching is incredibly hard, and new teachers often need more support than their schools are able to give. We’ve designed our coaching model to promote rapid teacher development so that students can thrive.
Meet Our Team
We have chosen to focus on scaling slowly to ensure that we are providing high quality service to every educator with whom we work.
Co-Founder and Instructional Coach
Prior to starting Impact Coaching Partners, Lindsey taught fifth grade in Avondale, Arizona as a Teach for America corps member and was named a Westside Teacher of the Year. She led the math and science teams at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark earning the network Impact Award for significant impact in student learning. She is an avid backpacker and reader; her current goal is 50 books in 2023. She graduated from Brown University.
Co-Founder and Instructional Coach
Marc began his education career with Teach For America in Newark, New Jersey, where he taught middle school math and science for ten years. While Marc’s students scored among the highest in the KIPP network, he also supported new teachers as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University, assistant principal at KIPP Rise Academy, and program director at Teach For America - New Jersey. Marc enjoys running, skiing, and camping and recently graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Senior Instructional Coach
Emily Kent is an experienced teacher and administrator with a strong and varied background in education. She most recently served as principal of the Nativity School of Worcester having previously been an assistant principal, grade level lead, and lead teacher. Emily draws upon eight years of classroom teaching in English, math, and social studies at the middle school level.
Emily has a Bachelor's degree in English from Saint Anselm College, a Master's in the Art of Teaching from Clark University, and a Master's in Educational Leadership from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. She resides in Worcester with her husband, Joel, and daughters, Maren and Ada.
Senior Instructional Coach
Prior to working as an Instructional Coach with Impact Coaching Partners, Katelyn taught Kindergarten at Match Community Day in Boston, MA for seven years. During her time there, she served as a Grade Level Lead for two years and was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2021. In addition to teaching, Katelyn also served as an Instructional Coach for the Sposato Graduate program for first-year teachers.
Katelyn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Effective Teaching from the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education. When Katelyn isn't helping teachers develop the tools needed to flourish in the classroom, she loves running, hiking, and playing with her pup Philly.
Meg served as the district elementary math coach in Nashua, NH for the past four years before joining the Impact Coaching Partners team. She spearheaded Nashua’s shift to student-led learning through Eureka Math and Eureka Math2. During this time she also participated in Granite State Leadership Academy where she collaborated with district leaders throughout NH. Prior to this district role, she taught first and fourth grade at Fairgrounds Elementary School earning a “Most Outstanding Teacher Award” from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua.
Meg holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and U.S. History from Keene State College. She lives in Nashua with her husband and two children. During her free time she enjoys spending time at the beach, attending concerts and plays, and trying out new restaurants.
Prior to joining Impact Coaching Partners, Taffie taught at KIPP Academy Boston where she was a founding teacher and has trained countless new teachers over her 11 years there. She taught ELA and Humanities to 5th, 7th, and 8th graders and was recognized for excellence in teaching by being named to the 2017 TNTP Fishman Prize Honor Roll. Outside of her teacher responsibilities, Taffie served as a Grade Level Chair, designed the original writing curriculum for KIPP Academy Boston, and served on the Executive Director's Advisory Committee.
Taffie graduated from Colby College and holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Southern Maine. Taffie recently returned from a month-long trip to Costa Rica where she immersed herself in Spanish.
What We Offer
We provide schools with individualized new teacher coaching as well as training and support for school-based coaching teams. We recognize that each school is unique and blend our approach in a way that fits your needs and priorities.
New Teacher Coaching
On-site weekly coaching with a focus on practicing the high-leverage skills teachers need to master in their first year to lead positive and productive classes.
New Teacher Workshops
Nine workshops focused on practicing critical pedagogical moves for effective classroom management, engagement, and standards-aligned lesson planning.
We know that you and your staff are driven by outcomes and so are we. At the beginning of our work, we lay out how we’ll measure success based on the needs of your school. We’ve found that the most consistent impact of our coaching has been aligned with teacher performance and retention. Here are a few results from our Spring 2023 teacher survey:
"I am a better teacher because of my work with Impact Coaching Partners."
"I feel more confident because of my work with Impact Coaching Partners."
"Of the PD I receive at school, ICP coaching is one of the most valuable."
We're proud to partner with the following organizations:
Nashua Public Schools
Lawrence Public Schools
Teach for America Massachusetts
Veritas Prep Charter School
Merrimack Valley YMCA
Newfound Area School District
UP Education Network