Instructional Coaching | Kenosha Unified School District

Instructional Coaching

Instructional Coaches help raise the level of student achievement by partnering with teachers in student-centered coaching cycles. Through this job-embedded professional learning, teacher capacity is built through a collaborative analysis of student-learning data and application of highly effective instructional practices in order to better meet student needs.


KUSD Instructional Coaches
Elementary School Instructional Coach
4K - Early Education Samantha McGovern
4K - Early Education Katie O'Neill
Bose Susan Mozinski
Brass Community School Mary Limbach
Brompton Karla Erwin
Edward Bain School of Language and Arts Lynne Steren
Jennifer Matera
Edward Bain Dual Language Rina Eschbach
Forest Park Vicki Gifford
Frank Louann Daniels
Grant Julie Sulamoyo
Grewenow Kristen Sowinski
Harvey Amanda Nason
KTEC Daryl Hanson
Gina Hotchkiss
Jefferson Patty Fitzgerald
Jeffery Tia Bishop
McKinley Sarah Yee
Nash Michelle Burns
Bonnie Gedig
Margo Zoerner
Pleasant Prairie Ellen Wilson
Prairie Lane Mandy Taylor
Roosevelt Sarah Aguilar
Somers Denise Gifford
Southport Sarah Pederson
Stocker Ruth Walls
Strange Diane Sockness
Vernon Kari Nelson
Whittier Rebecca Clements
Wilson Carol Graf
Middle School Instructional Coach
Bullen Michelle Santelli
KTEC Stephanie Denure
Beth Ward
Lance Kristy Gaudio
Lincoln Stacy Cortez
Mahone Jennifer Seivert
Washington Rachel Rosales
High School Instructional Coach
Bradford Karen DuChene
Bridget Heimstead
Harborside Duane Sturino
Indian Trail Andrea Baumgart
Erik Herbrechtsmeier
Reuther Anna Bosco
Tremper Blake Topel


Instructional Coaching Research

To learn more about instructional coaching research and practices, we recommend reading work by the following authors.

Diane Sweeney has been a national consultant since 1999. After teaching and coaching in the Denver Public Schools, Diane served as a program officer at the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) in Denver. Since then she has become a respected voice in the field of coaching and professional development.

Student-Centered Coaching book cover Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level book cover
Jim Knight is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the president of the Instructional Coaching Group. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching and has written several books on the topic. Coaching Approaches & Perspectives book cover Instructional Coaching book cover
Joellen Killion is the deputy executive director of the National Staff Development Council. She focuses on improving teaching quality and student learning. She has been director of NSDC’s highly acclaimed NSDC Academy and its new Coaches Academy for school-based staff developers. Assessing Impact book cover Taking the Lead book cover
Cindy Harrison is an international educational consultant. She is co-founder and partners with Joellen Killion in the consulting firm, Instructional Improvement Group. Harrison and Killion defined the ten roles of instructional coaches.  
Jane Kise founded Differentiated Coaching Associates to increase leadership effectiveness. She works as a consultant, specializing in teambuilding, leadership coaching, and school staff development. Differentiated Coaching book cover