Instructional Coaches

Instructional coaches at BCS are charged with a myriad of tasks that are tailored to their specialized field of expertise. Those responsibilities can include:
  • Ensuring state and district content standards are the foundation of instruction
  • Working with teachers to assess problem areas in curriculum and/or instruction, and implementing appropriate solutions
  • Introducing teachers to new methods, materials, and instructional strategies that are proven to increase student achievement
  • Coordinates and conducts staff development at school and district levels
  • Models best instructional practices through classroom demonstration
  • Makes informal classroom observations, provides feedback, and program improvement strategies
  • Assists in the selection of textbooks, instructional materials and technology
  • Develops guides and other support materials as necessary

Donny Anderson

Coordinator of Data, Evaluation, and Assessment
865-984-1414 (ext. 55-2112)
B.S., M.S., Ed.S


Jama Anderson
Math Coach K-5

865-980-1430 (ext. 67-2157)
B.S., M.S., Ed.S


Jennifer Axley
Math Coach
865-984-1414 (ext. 54-2161)
B.S., M.S., Ed.S

Susan Elrod
Special Education Instructional Coach
865-984-1212 (ext. 55-2198)
B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., NBCT, Wilson In-District Trainer

Elaine Hurst
Literacy Coach K-5
865-984-1212 (ext. 68-2141)
B.A., M.A., Ed.
S., Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.)

Amie Stone
Special Education Instructional Coach

865-984-1212 (ext. 55-2197)
B.S., M.A
., Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.)