Secondary Instructional Coaches

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     East Middle School  
     
     
     Mara Sonday
      
    Mara Sonday
    952.496.5774
     
     
     

    Through coaching and professional development, I have the wonderful opportunity to learn with 6th-12th grade teachers in our district. This is my second year as an instructional coach. Prior to becoming a coach, I taught English at West Middle School. In 2010, I received my B.A. in English Education from St. Mary’s University, and I will obtain my M.A. in Literacy Education from St. Mary’s this December.

     High School  
     
     
     Luke Meredith
      
    Luke Meredith
    952.496.5000
     
     
     

    Hello! I am Luke Meredith. I was a Math Teacher at Shakopee High school until 2016, at which point I became the Instructional Coach. I earned my Bachelor's degrees in Math and Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2008 and my Master's degree in Education from UCSC as well.

    I love to play sports, go hiking, and use all my math skills to win at any and all games.

     West Middle School  
     
     
     Gwynne Chase
      
    Gwynne Chase
    952.496.5738
     
     
     

    I am a secondary instructional coach and have the pleasure to work with teachers at both Shakopee middle schools as well as the high school.  My teaching background is in secondary science.  Most of my career has been teaching 9th graders physical science or physics in Shakopee but have also had opportunities to teach biology and earth science as well. 

    Working as an instructional coach is the best job in education.  I still get to be in classrooms and work with students but get so much satisfaction from working with teachers.  I learn something new every day from them and know that I have grown as an educator because of the unique opportunities that this position provides.