Management Development for Instructional Leaders

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Welcome to The Breakthrough Coach

The Breakthrough Coach (TBC) consulting team works with education leaders to adapt proven business management techniques to the educational environment at both the building and the district level.

TBC's Management Methodology™ is a research-based program with a track record of:

  • Multiplying the time instructional leaders spend in classrooms
  • Raising student achievement
  • Decreasing total work hours

TBC clients are typically talented high-performers, committed to increasing student achievement. They log long hours, yet time spent on "administrivia" often interferes with their ability to exercise true instructional leadership.

TBC's Management Methodology™ enables educators to:

  • Spend two full days each week observing classroom instruction
  • Maintain a sensible workload
  • Achieve fulfilling professional and personal lives.

By developing their managerial skills, TBC clients are able to provide focused and effective instructional leadership, as they take on the critical challenge of impacting student achievement.


"Great coaches never impact the outcome of a game by sitting behind a desk all day. Great coaches are on the field where the game is being played. Your job as an Instructional Leader is to be 'on the field' where the game is being played, and in your case, that's the classroom."

Malachi Pancoast, President,
The Breakthrough Coach

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2013 MetLife/NASSP National High School Principal of the Year: Trevor Greene, Principal — Toppenish High School, Toppenish, WA.   Read More →

Founded in 1998, TBC has worked with over 40,000 administrators and their secretaries in the United States and around the world, and has been a featured presenter at numerous professional and academic gatherings, including:

  • National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • National Association of Supervisors & Curriculum Developers
  • Harvard University - Graduate School of Education
  • European Council of Independent Schools
  • Association of California School Administrators
  • Australian Primary Principals' Association
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