About Nicka

Mrs. Nicka Flint has been in education for over 10 years and has experience teaching middle and elementary school Language Arts, Reading and Social Studies. She has years of experience in providing professional development at the school and district levels, along with experience in serving as a department chair and teacher mentor. Her passion and dedication for Instructional Coaching encompasses a love for literacy, collaboration, communication, reflection, building capacity and respect. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The University of Georgia, a Master of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades Education from Georgia State University and a Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. She is married to her husband, D'Andre, and they share two children, Joseph and Kennedy.

Session Presentation

Title: Instructional Coaches as Multipliers: Developing Relationships and Strengthening Teacher Confidence

This session covers the framework for a successful coaching program--building relationships. In order for effective, purposeful coaching to occur, there has to be a relationship and an authentic investment in the teacher. This presentation covers the importance of being a Multiplier vs a Diminisher and how to ensure that coaches are Multipliers in their positions. The content includes strategies for participants to build relationships, have difficult conversations, and how to use every opportunity of interaction to build teacher efficacy. The participant outcomes are for coaches to take these strategies and apply them to their own coaching practices.