Through one‐on‐one, on‐site technical assistance, enrichment coaches work with frontline staff and other program leaders to implement best practices so that the enrichment offerings in the OST programs are more intentional learning opportunities.
What the Coaches Offer
The coaches can help in a number of ways to create self-sustaining quality practices in programs. Programs are encouraged to focus on what services are best for their site(s) according to needs identified by the Evaluation Framework. Program goals for their work with an enrichment coach focus on a single service or up to three.
Frontline staff training
Lesson plan development
Social and emotional learning
Observation and observation feedback
The Central Iowa OST Enrichment Coaches
The three Central Iowa OST Enrichment Coaches are highly qualified individuals with backgrounds in youth development, education, and leadership.
A world educator, Hannah has spent her education career in Iowa focusing on special education. Hannah loves pushing people and organizations to challenge their comfort zone to transform their services to youth.
Mallory has extensive experience as a frontline leader in afterschool programs and has a keen sense for what makes kids tick. With a Master's of Public Administration, Mallory is also knowledgeable of program and organizational operations.
Theresa is one of our most highly experienced coaches with a Master’s in Business Leadership/Management, a Secondary Education Teaching Certification, and over 20 years working in various learning environments ranging from the juvenile justice system to classroom teacher and everything in between.