A Patchwork Quilt: Coaching, Mentoring, Teaching & Professional Growth


My PhD research is a qualitative case study of the Mentoring and Coaching Fellowship (MCF) in the Western Quebec School Board (WQSB).  Using the social learning theory lens of communities of practice (Wenger, 1998), I examine the impact of the MCF on the school district and the Mentor-Coach’s professional learning, identity and practice.  


I am deeply passionate about teaching and learning. I love thinking about how different educational swatches of instructional strategies, tactics and skills can be sewn together to make a unique patchwork quilt. I am rumbling with what it means to be instructionally intelligent and how can we as educators and leaders create powerful learning environments in all our contexts?

Coaching and Mentoring

I am engaged as a consultant and researcher in coaching, mentoring and induction in education.  How can we unpack the terminology, better support our teachers and Mentor-Coaches, and examine the role these complex processes play in professional growth.   

Community building

I believe positive and trusting relationships are essential to teaching, learning and leadership. In my work, I explore how community building, Restorative Justice (RJ) and circling pedagogy can help educators and leaders create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments for all staff and students.   

Mentoring and Coaching Fellowship

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