Coaches

Debbie Hawkins

Debbie Hawkins — Mentor Coach

Cathé Rhodes

Cathé Rhodes — Mentor Coach

Ed Sotelo

Ed Sotelo — Mentor Coach

Judy Youngquist

Judy Youngquist — Mentor Coach

The primary expectation of a coach is to provide support to the instructional mentors in a manner that would help move their practice forward. Having the relevant competence or experience to work with mentors is important, it requires the coach to have a good understanding of all the mentor tools being used and language skills needed to guide conversations in a productive direction. The effectiveness of a coach is directly related to how well they are able to foster a working relationship with their mentors.

  • Providing guidelines for distance mentoring.
  • Encouraging the use of Mentor Standards when setting goals.
  • Providing insight regarding logistics of placement/travel/workload.
  • Continue the “Alaskanization” of professional development materials to include Alaska’s diversity, social/emotional components, and special populations.
  • Providing monthly submissions of mentor collaborates to Project Administrators.
  • Communicating with assigned mentors at least once every month regarding concerns or issues involving travel, challenges, appropriate resources, distance mentoring, etc.