Teacher Magazine, Jo Earp – 17 September 2020
Featuring Menzies School Leader Fellow, Karen Snibson and key collaborator Angela Mina, leadership coach and executive consultant.
**From Teacher magazine, I’m Jo Earp and you’re listening to another episode in our series on School Improvement. We’re going to be talking about leadership coaching today. My guests are Karen Snibson, who is Principal of Phoenix P-12 Community College in Victoria, and Angela Mina, a leadership coach and executive consultant. They’ve been working together as part of a two year Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program. Now, the focus of the program is on increasing collective teacher efficacy and it uses an ‘incubator model’ where the leadership Fellows are encouraged to trial strategies and interventions within their own school context. We’ll find out a little bit more about the model and the program, but we’ll be delving deeper into the developmental leadership coaching that’s being used, and how it differs from an approach that existing school leaders may be used to. And, of course, we’ll be chatting about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Karen and Angela’s plans and progress. So, let’s get started.