Teacher Development

Instructional Coaching

Welcome to Instructional Coaching

Our instructional coaching program connects teachers and provides resources that will directly impact classroom teaching and student learning. Early career teachers are more likely to succeed with support from an experienced teacher. Likewise, veteran teachers can continue to grow with a colleague who can offer different perspectives and approaches.

Summit Academy's coaching team works with new and experienced teachers through conferencing, modeling, observing, and providing feedback - all focused on improving student learning.

Instructional Coaches

Lizzie Matheson (K-6)

Bluffdale Campus

Melanie Kunz (K-5)

Alana Johnson (6-8)

Draper Campus

Victoria Lowe Jenkins (K-6)

Breanna Murdock (7-8)

Independence Campus

Maryn Hillman


Teachers also benefit from working with their grade-level and content teams in professional learning communities (PLCs).  Teams support student growth through data-driven decision-making and collaboration on lesson planning, classroom procedures, assessments, and seeking out and implementing feedback.