Mrs. Joy Brooke

Phone: 728-2400 ext. 4650

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Educational Studies, University of Oregon M.A. Educational Policy and Management, University of Oregon Ed. D. Education Leadership, Seattle University National Board Certified Teacher

Mrs. Joy Brooke

Hi there!

 I am so grateful to be part of the C.S. Porter community. I look forward to helping our students grow into learners who are critical thinkers and good human beings. Since I was in Kindergarten I wanted to be a teacher. I have been a classroom teacher in Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. I have also been an Associate Principal abroad at an American Internation School in Quito, Ecuador and a Principal in Livingston. Montana. My passion lies in helping students succeed and giving ALL students the opportunity to better themselves and better the world. Excellent instructional leadership helps this happen in a school and so I am so thrilled to be the Instructional Coach here at C. S. Porter. When I am not teaching and learning in the classroom I am teaching and learning from my own kiddos! I am a proud mom of a 7th grader and a 5th grader. We are so happy to be in Montana and be Missoulians, a community dear to our heart, where we have lots of close family, and where my husband grew up. 

My Vision of Coaching

I serve teachers, students, administrators and the community to empower them to take learning risks. Focusing on students and their learning is the best way to empower others to take risks. This is hard work and it takes a lot of effort. Student learning is worth it and it is all about the "WE".
 

Guiding Principles

No matter what I do, I hold myself responsible to these guiding principles:

  1. Put kids first: they are the reason I am here, to help them learn.
  2. Listen: I listen more than I talk. Learn about the other person/people.
  3. Ask Questions: Seek first to understand by asking questions.
  4. Collaborate: Work with others, learn about and bring in a different perspective.
  5. Act: If something should be done, do it or help do it.
  6. Be Positive: Look for the good in what is happening, presume positive intent.
 

Student Centered Coaching Defined

Student centered coaching is....
  • an opportunity for me and you to work in a partnership.
  • guided by learning targets based on the standards.
  • deciding instructional strategies based on student evidence.

 

Student centered coaching is not...

  • evaluation.
  • me telling someone what to do.
  • a "fix the teacher" mentality.

There will be four main coaching rounds throughout the year where I will be in cycles with one to a team of teachers at at time. During this time I look forward to setting goals, aligning standards, setting student targets, planning, co-teaching, and assessing besides these teachers and teams as a partner. Along with formal coaching cycles I can do mini cycles, micro-modeling, help with resources, and lead professional development. I am grateful to working with a strong administrative team and aligning this coaching work with our school improvement plan and professional development plan and a very skillful staff who welcomes me into their classrooms to improve student learning for all. Go Porter!

Joy Brooke, Ed. D.

Title 1 Instructional Coach