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What is TLC?

Teacher Leadership and Compensation

The overriding philosophy of the system is multi-pronged, but boils down to this: Improving student learning requires improving the instruction they receive each day. There is no better way to do this than to empower our best teachers to lead the effort.
Through the system, teacher leaders take on extra responsibilities, including helping colleagues analyze data and fine tune instructional strategies as well as coaching and co-teaching. 

The goals of the Teacher Leadership and Compensation System are:

  • Attract able and promising new teachers by offering competitive starting salaries and offering short-term and long-term professional development and leadership opportunities.
  • Retain effective teachers by providing enhanced career opportunities.
  • Promote collaboration by developing and supporting opportunities for teachers in schools and school districts statewide to learn from each other.
  • Reward professional growth and effective teaching by providing pathways for career opportunities that come with increased leadership responsibilities and involve increased compensation.
  • Improve student achievement by strengthening instruction.

TLC at kingsley-pierson

The mission of the Kingsley-Pierson Community School District is to champion excellence in education through leadership and service.  We are committed to ensuring that all Kingsley-Pierson students have access to a network of services that allows them to realize their potential.  Through education we strive to build a quality of life which sets the standard for Iowa.

The Kingsley-Pierson Community School District is a devoted educational system with dedicated teachers, administration, and community stakeholders.  The Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) plan will enhance our drive for excellence.  The district strives to meet the needs of all students. Our team consists of 10 coaches that are available to assist our teachers throughout the district.  All of our coaches are K-12 content coaches.  

​Our process of compiling the Teacher Leadership and Compensation Plan has been proactive in addressing the teacher leadership needs in our district to improve student achievement.

Curriculum Director, Instructional Coach, Digital Literacy Coach

Erin Chute is the Curriculum Coordinator, Instructional Coach, Digital Literacy Coach for Kingsley-Pierson CSD and she is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator. She is the former high school Business teacher and middle school Special Education teacher for KP. In her roles on the leadership team, Erin collects and completes reports with student achievement data, facilitates professional development for the district, supports technology implementation in the classroom, and collaborates with teachers and administration. Erin strives to support teachers to meet their own professional goals as they prepare students for school and life in today’s world. She enjoys creating and finding authentic learning experiences for students that will allow them to be successful in meeting their personal potential.

Literacy Coach

Amy Bailey is the 3rd grade teacher and Literacy Coach in the KPCSD. She is also a certified to teach Reading Recovery and the Comprehensive Intervention Model, specifically the guided reading plus intervention. Amy graduated with her Master’s Degree in K-12 administration in May of 2012. In her role as Literacy Coach, she supports teachers’ with literacy concerns and questions, leads data wall meetings three times a year, participates in ongoing professional development for CIM and other reading initiatives, and helps plan and lead professional development within the district. One of Amy’s biggest teaching joys is establishing a classroom community where every student feels valued, loved, and accepted.

Math Coach

My name is Jarrod Schott.  This is my 8th year at Kingsley Pierson after graduating from Simpson College in 2012.  I teach Algebra, Geometry, Math Analysis and AP Calculus. On top of my teaching responsibilities I am also the K-12 Math Coach.  Some of my responsibilities of being a math coach include providing teachers in our district with strategies to implement in their classrooms to improve student achievement, collecting and analyzing math data, participating in child study meetings, and attending professional development meetings with the intention to share my learnings with the staff.  In addition, I am the head boys basketball coach and volunteer football coach.

Science Coach

Chuck Hackett is the 6th – 8th Grade Middle School Science Teacher and the Science Content Coach for the Kingsley-Pierson School District as part of their Teacher Leadership Committee (TLC). As part of the TLC, Chuck attends science training workshops at district and state levels to be able to share the knowledge gained with other teachers in the district. Another part of his role on the leadership team is to help plan and implement professional development for the district. His main focus has been to support other teachers in the district in implementing the performance standards of the newly adopted state science standards.