At J. C. Booth Middle School in Peachtree City, Georgia, assistant principal Jennifer Couch serves as her school's instructional lead teacher. Before becoming an administrator, she was a mathematics teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Couch recognizes that her primary responsibility is to ensure that every classroom is led by a highly qualified, highly motivated teacher. A longtime advocate of distributed leadership, she has been researching the effects of programs such as the TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, and looks forward to empowering her teachers through progressive leadership. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Georgia State University, Couch has studied educational systems abroad, including England's Every Child Matters initiative and its possible contributions to America's No Child Left Behind Act. Couch has appeared on several teacher leadership programs in conjunction with Georgia Public Broadcasting and Georgia State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Cox. Her awards include Franklin County Exceptional Teacher, Kedron Elementary Teacher of the Year and Fayette County Teacher of the Year.
Patch | Jul 02, 2012 | Alpharetta, GA