• 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
  • For the first time ever all my teacher evaluations are done two weeks early and it's because of the Breakthrough Coach. It's because I leveraged my secretary in scheduling all the conferences I needed to do with individual teachers about their evaluations. It saved me tons of time.
    A principal’s note to Jeff Holm, Former Assistant Superintendent, Minot Public School District, Minot, ND
  • 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
  • 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
  • Day 3 is the next level. At Day 3 you’re able to take the time to make changes and hear from other colleagues. You get advice on steps they’ve taken you haven’t tried yet. It’s truly beneficial because when one of your peers has been successful, you’re more willing to try it.
    Heidi Gryniewski, Teaching and Learning Secretary, Owatonna Public Schools, Owatonna, MN
  • 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
  • The Breakthrough Coach gave our principals permission to have a personal life. They were healthier, happier and doing a better job. The secretaries felt much more valued and much more a part of what the mission of the district was. It was not only a win for me and our principals, the secretaries were finally feeling validated and valued.
    Jeff Holm, Former Assistant Superintendent, Minot Public School District, Minot, ND
  • 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
  • I loved the opportunity to sit down and really reflect on our Breakthrough Coach practices. It was so valuable to be able to deepen the habits and the foundation that we built from the 2-Day course.
    Melodee Hoffner, Principal, Owatonna Alternative Learning Center, Owatonna MN
  • It’s absolutely been life changing. I'm home for family. I'm a better administrator. I finally can talk about vision, start implementing things and work on the culture of the building. It's absolutely related to The Breakthrough Coach because I'm out in the classroom three days a week. That is a huge turnaround. It's almost incomprehensible.
    Aisha Thomas, Principal, Fort Collins, CO