Gretchen Polivka

Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA

Gretchen has nineteen years of experience as a teacher-leader, and in her role of math instructional coach, she works closely with teachers, collaborative teams, and staff providing support and professional learning opportunities. She implemented the cycle of continuous improvement at a large culturally and linguistically diverse majority-minority elementary school in northern Virginia for many years. In her role as Administrator, Math Instructional Coach, ESOL Instructional Support Teacher she lead teams to identify goals and develop learning plans that supported teacher development and student achievement.

It was an experience that reinvigorated me with new thoughts and ideas on ways we can improve what we do for our students.

— Peter Ebert

As a first-year instructional coach, this conference gave me much to reflect upon as I head into the second half of the year. Hearing from others who have been on my journey was inspiring and energizing.

2017 Conference Attendee