Angela Adams, a College of Education team member who coaches and mentors new teachers in South Carolina, was chosen as one of just three instructional coaches who will be recognized at a renowned national conference.
Adams joined the college’s Carolina Teacher Induction Program (CarolinaTIP) as a lead coach in 2018. She also taught middle school for more than 20 years. Since then, she has mentored and developed education alumni who are participating in the induction program.
CarolinaTIP is aimed at increasing teacher retention and success in the classroom by providing three additional years of support to new teachers after they graduate from the University of South Carolina. In the first two years of the program, 100% of participating teachers have chosen to continue in the profession and stay in the classroom.
My goal is to help new teachers find the energy and joy that teaching has always brought me so that they are productive, effective and long-lasting members of what I believe to be the greatest profession there is.
Angela Adams, CarolinaTIP Lead Coach
In October, Adams will speak as part of the keynote address at the Instructional Coaching Group’s Teaching, Learning and Coaching conference in Kansas city, Kansas. ICG has studied instructional coaching and professional development of educators for more than two decades with a goal that all students receive excellent, high quality instruction every day in every class. Hundreds of educators from around the country attend the conference.