(SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) – Angela Carter-Mattingly, an instructional coach at Washington County Elementary School and Washington County Middle School has been selected to participate as an Elite Coach in the Kentucky Center for Mathematics Master Coaching Program for the 2016-2017 school year. Located at Northern Kentucky University, the Kentucky Center for Mathematics is an organization that enables the growth of mathematical fluency for improving student success and enhancing the enjoyment of mathematics. Carter-Mattingly is a 1985 graduate of Marion County High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Lindsey Wilson College in 1989 and also completed her graduate studies in elementary education at Western Kentucky University in 1993. She began her career in the Marion County School District where she taught for 15 years. She has been in the Washington County School District for 13 years. She began as a teacher at WCES from 2004 until 2013 when she began serving as an instructional coach.
Carter-Mattingly’s attendance of the Mathematics Content Coaching Program during the 2014-2015 school year prompted her interest in applying to be in the master coaching program. In her role as an Elite Coach, she will be collaborating with seven other middle school coaches to create a distinctive coaching professional learning experience.
“My philosophy of teaching as an instructional coach is to foster learning by developing a rapport with the educators I serve leading to the strengthening of classroom instruction influencing the greatest purpose of education, teaching students,” says Carter-Mattingly. “In my opinion, the role of a mathematics coach is to develop a foundational relationship with teachers that enhances the mathematics conversation to focus on conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency and the application in order to strengthen the coherence of mathematics. I anticipate this to be an opportunity to ignite the teaching and understanding of mathematics for educators and students. I am fortunate to serve in a district in which the greatest strength is to encourage the professional growth of all educators.”
“We are excited that Mrs. Carter-Mattingly will have this opportunity to participate in an elite coaching experience,” says Washington County Schools Chief Academic Officer Cherry Boyles. “As our district works to support the individual professional learning needs of all educators, it is important for team members to extend their learning at all levels. Mrs. Carter-Mattingly is a wonderful example of the fact that successful leaders are learners.”