What Our Graduates Are Saying | The Breakthrough Coach
  • We're seeing major progress in closing the achievement gap because our principals have spent the time in classrooms, recognizing that's their job. Having a focus on instructional leadership and providing principals tools to do that without burning them out I think has been a critical reason why we're finding the success in our district.
    Dan Snowberger, Superintendent, Durango School District 9-R, Durango, CO
  • We're hitting a perfect storm right now – Common Core, a new assessment system and a new teacher evaluation system – but because of the structure of the Breakthrough principles and the support I get from my Coach, we're weathering the storm. I honestly believe we are on the track to a significant breakthrough in student performance because of how we're managing all these things.
    Steve Rabb, Principal, Enumclaw Middle School, Enumclaw, WA
  • Day 3 is about application, group learning and coaching to propel you forward. It’s critical for anyone who wants to master The Breakthrough Coach Fundamentals™.
    Lora Neville, Executive Director Educational Services, Tempe, AZ
  • It’s a lifeline for administrators who feel like they’re drowning. They don’t have to stay at work till 9 o’clock and come in at 6:00 am anymore. And, it’s not just administrators who benefit from this, the kids benefit.
    Sarah West, Association Interim Executive Director, Executive Director, Georgia Council of Administrators of Special Education
  • The Breakthrough Coach has enabled me to engage in activities designed to empower everyone in the educational community to reach their full potential. I have the time, the energy and the intentional focus to empower every stakeholder to focus on the learner.
    Tom Rooney, Superintendent, Lindsay Unified, Lindsay, CA
  • Day 3 is a chance for you to take a breath, revisit what you're doing and how you're doing it. You spend time with your secretary to operationalize the most important elements of the Breakthrough Coach Fundamentals™. There is ample opportunity to talk with colleagues, share winning strategies and work through the challenges we all face.
    Dan Snowberger, Superintendent, Durango School District 9-R, Durango, CO
  • If you're looking to do capacity-building within your building, to distribute leadership responsibility, The Breakthrough Coach is a way to train and create a relationship with your secretary. Doing that allows you to do the educational leadership things the state is evaluating you on as a school leader.
    Everett Lyons, Association Associate Executive Director, Connecticut Association of Schools, Cheshire, CT
  • For me, having a personal coach was two pronged. 1) I wanted to do a better job and spend more time in the classrooms. 2) I also wanted to have tools in my toolbox to support my building principals who were implementing the FundamentalsTM as well.
    Jeff Holm, Former Assistant Superintendent, Minot Public School District, Minot, ND
  • We get three or four returning teams for 2-Day each year. With 35 teams, that's almost 10 percent. What they tell me is, "I found so much value three or four years ago, I wanted my new secretary to go through it with me."
    Everett Lyons, Association Associate Executive Director, Connecticut Association of Schools, Cheshire, CT
  • The Personalized Coaching was a great example of what being a coach is: listening, seeing the deficiencies, giving advice, and then letting you try to practice the strategies. There weren’t a lot of directives. It felt more like critical friends, someone who has already been there and knows where you’re headed.
    Charmaine Tourse, Principal, Dolan Middle School, Stamford, CT