• Scott, David, Sherri & John
    Mrs. Sherri Slade
    Academic Coach
    TEACHERS:  Please visit the Curriculum Resources Page under "Faculty and Staff" 


    This is my 29th year in education, 23 1/2 years teaching high school mathematics and 5 1/2 years as a Curriculum Facilitator/Academic Coach.  I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Averett College in Danville, Virginia and a Masters of Education degree in Supervision/Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  This will be my 9th year in the Alamance Burlington School System. I am currently in the position of Academic Coach at Eastern Alamance High School.  I am thrilled to be working in curriculum again, supporting our teachers, and planning staff development activities that involve instructional strategies and district initiatives to help ensure student success.   Please feel free to email me with any questions and/or concerns. 

     What is an Academic Coach?
     The academic coach’s focus for schools is to assist schools in developing high quality instructional practices that will translate into student success.  The academic coach is involved in the following activities: 


    ·         Participates in PLC work in the school to support effective instruction in the classroom

    ·         Works with school’s mission/vision to implement high quality instructional practice

    ·         Participates in school and district trainings related to instructional improvement

    ·         Provides professional development to the school as needed

    ·         Collaborates with Instructional Leadership team and district to support school improvement
    ·         Utilizes Coaching techniques to effectively develop strong teachers; which includes but is not limited to:

    o   Provides tips/strategies to help teachers become more effective and efficient in their teaching

    o   Utilizes technology as a tool for instruction

    o   Assists in establishing and maintain positive daily routines and habits in the classroom environment

    o   Assists teachers in assessing academic progress of students in classrooms- based on PLC data and need

    o   Supports teachers and instructional practice throughout the instructional environment

    o   Models effective teaching techniques

    o   Offers descriptive feedback in a timely fashion


    The focus of the academic coach is instructional improvement.