Forward Edge Instructional Coaching Mentorship Programs

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Where Coaches Go to Grow!

We empower coaches with a holistic approach to implement practical skills and strategies that creates a wave of lasting change with the educators in their schools. We work to improve learning by being right there with you, on the ground, and in schools every day.



Our core focus in instructional coaching is to build meaningful relationships, create sustainable change in teacher practice, and create district-wide shifts in culture.

The Forward Edge Mentorship Program creates strategic relationships between instructional coaches and skilled leaders in instructional coaching to produce coaching programs that are both successful and sustainable

Our mentorship program uses ISTE’s Standards for Coaches and Google’s Certified Coaching Curriculum as a base to develop the coaching skillset necessary to achieve large-scale transformation in schools and districts. Research shows instructional coaching has a greater impact on teacher practice than other types of professional development.

We provide flexible mentorship structures to meet your program needs.

"This mentorship program has helped me see parts of the picture that I am missing. My mentors have always had great insight into questions I should be asking, tasks I should be doing and have helped me navigate through my 2nd year as a coach. Without this mentorship, I don't think I would be where I am today!"

-Coach from New Jersey

My mentor is the best! I started the mentorship as a very unsure and hesitant coach who just completed year 1. After completing my second year and now in my third year, I can honestly say that without the mentorship, I would not be the coach I am now. Speaking with her every other week was something I looked forward to (still do!). I felt like my mentor was my personal cheerleader who listened to me, gave me ideas, and brought everything back to coaching and the standards.

-Andrea C., Ohio

Your Guide to More Effective Coaching

Maximize the impact of your coach and choose a mentorship option that best matches your goals:
Goal/ Project Specific Mentorship, Individual Transformation, or Team Transformation.

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6 Session Mentorship Package

1:1 Annual Mentorship

Team Mentorship

Mentor Options Checklist Table

Supporting your instructional coach through mentorship will skyrocket your coach's success. Research shows us that job-embedded instructional coaching has the highest rate of both personal mastery and the transfer of new skills into classrooms our of all other forms of professional development (Joyce & Showers, 1995, 2002).

How do you equip your coach with the success THEY need to run a successful coaching program and transform teaching and learning? You invest in a mentorship.

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Dr. Katie Ritter

“I enjoy helping other leaders of coaches build a strategy around their team of coaches and systemically embed coaching throughout the district. Coaching has been my passion for over 10 years now. I truly believe coaches can change school culture and make schools a better place for kids. I am driven to empower others to realize their full potential, so they can make a positive difference in the world. “


Coaching Super Power: 

Systemic strategizing & building strong teams. I am passionate about creating sustainable transformation in schools and strong teams are essential to accomplishing that. I love helping coaches create a culture of coaching in their building so that teachers and students alike can thrive!

Tyler Erwin

“I enjoy watching coaches gain confidence in their own skills and coaching abilities through mentorship. I am able to help coaches navigate complex instructional issues and create actionable strategies to achieve their goals. Engaging in a mentorship with me will ensure that you never lack useful coaching resources!”

Coaching Super Power:

Versatility - I'm able to understand how different parts of education work together (IT, administration, teachers, etc) and connect well with all of the stakeholders in each!

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Brooke Conklin

“I enjoy helping other coaches see greater possibilities for their coaching program. I love the complex challenges that coaches bring to mentorship and enjoy helping them develop solutions they are proud of. After working with me, coaches will have a clear vision of how to impact change on a large scale.”

Coaching Super Power:

“I'm a creative thinker. I really thrive when I can approach challenges as an equal thought partner and brainstorm outside-of-the-box solutions. I don't see many limits when it comes to what instruction can look like.”

Tracee Keough

“I enjoy mentoring other coaches because I get to watch the lightbulb of confidence and ideas grow brighter. It is incredible to get to watch other coaches feel successful and confident in supporting their teachers. most proud of the days as a coach where I feel that teachers are leaving with a smile and reaching in a positive direction to change the future. I coach to build a powerful community of learners (both adults and students) so that their impact on the world has meaning and purpose.”


Coaching Super Power: 

I think my superpower is that I will be my teacher's biggest cheerleader and supporter.

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Emily Cowan

“I love collaborating with like-minded educators. As a mentor I enjoy supporting the work of coaches to make an impact in their schools and districts, but I also feel like I get just as much out of the relationship as my mentee! I love brainstorming solutions to coaching challenges and learning from the questions, experiences, and collaboration of my mentee. I believe that the meaningful relationships coaches develop with other coaches, their administrators, and the educators they serve can positively impact teaching and learning in a really rewarding way.“


Coaching Super Power: 

I have been told on multiple occasions that working with me feels safe - that I create a space where they aren't afraid of doing things wrong because I am positive and non-judgmental.

Annamarie Rinehart

“As a teacher, I felt most proud when I could see my students grow and really enjoy what they were learning. The same is true of my work as a coach. I love building connections with the educators I serve so that everyone feels included, supported, and valued. After working with me, coaches will feel a little less stressed about being a coach.”


Coaching Super Power: 

I think I am extremely approachable and very friendly. I am genuinely interested in getting to know people and I think they can tell! I try to practice empathy, throw in a little humor, and gain a little bit more trust in every conversation I have with teachers.

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If you're interested in learning more about a mentorship, please fill out the form below. A member of our team will be in touch within a couple of days!