Compassionate Coaching

How to Help Educators Navigate Barriers to Professional Growth
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About Kenny

Kenny is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught English Language Arts in secondary grades and reading courses for undergraduate students. He currently works as an instructional coach, writer, and educational consultant in Asheville, NC.

Kenny has worked in a consulting role with Student Achievement Partners, ISKME, Sibme, North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, school systems, public schools, and private schools.

Kenny joined the Paideia Center’s National Faculty in 2018. He is passionate about coaching, and regularly moderates the #educoach Twitter chat.  Kenny was a 2014 ASCD Emerging Leader. He was also a member of the NC Governor’s Teacher Network, where he conducted research on vocabulary instruction for English Language Learners. He is a Newsela Teacher Trainer, an SREB certified LDC coach, and a co-founder of Edcamp Asheville.

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Do you need professional, informed, field-based writing for your website or blog? Kenny helps organizations and companies with promotional, how-to, and educational writing.

Kenny also has consulting experience related to social media, including graphic design and messaging across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN, and Pinterest.

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Professional Learning

Kenny provides presentations and workshops to regional education agencies, school districts, public schools, and private schools both on-site and remotely. He has also facilitated online learning courses for organizations and universities. His presentation topics include instructional coaching, disciplinary literacy, reading and writing, digital learning, and social media in education.

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Need a little coaching? Kenny provides coaching and consulting to individuals and schools to help them determine powerful goals and make progress on them.



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What They’re Saying

I love going to PD workshops led by Kenny because he always offers practical, doable activities grounded in best practices that I can implement in my classroom right away. The activities and techniques that I have brought back to my classroom from his workshops have engaged my students and helped them grow as readers.


Kenny led a week-long reading comprehension professional development I attended earlier this year (2019). I had high hopes prior to attending, but he blew me out of the water. I learned strategies for my classroom, which I always appreciate, but was also given many key perspectives about the ways students learn best. I immediately put some of the comprehension techniques I learned into practice and found that my students truly benefitted and completed assignments with more ease. With Kenny as my teacher, I became a better teacher myself!