I believe coaching is the missing ingredient from our school improvement efforts, and when a well designed coaching program is successfully implemented, school systems, staff and students will soar.
—Reiss, 2007, p. 4
Coaching is a growing phenomenon in school systems throughout the world and has become a form of embedded professional learning for staff members (Darling-Hammond, Chung Wei, Andree, Richardson, & Orphanos, 2009). But the value of coaching in its full sense is still in contention. Coaching has been seen as an adjunct to more familiar roles or has been grafted onto emerging administrative positions, including teacher leader, literacy coordinator, consultant, staff ...