About

The Early Learning Principal Instructional Coaching Program (ELPIC) is a grant-funded program through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The two-year project has as its primary goal the development of competent instructional leaders that are committed to instructional coaching and professional learning communities to leverage change in PreK-4 learning environments. The mechanism for change is a modified Instructional Coaching Framework with a focus on PreK-4 learning. The model will allow principals to foster teachers’ coaching and teaching skills to build professional capacity across their learning communities.

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ELPIC Venn Diagram

The goals of the Early Learning Principal Instructional Coaching Program (ELPIC) are to:

  • Build institutional partnerships between IHEs and LEAs to support both preservice and post-licensure principal development in PreK-4 environments.
  • Support preservice and post-licensure principals as they:
    • Develop effective coaching strategies for PreK-4 teachers to ensure a continuum of developmentally appropriate practice in their schools
    • Utilize professional learning communities to leverage change in their schools.
  • Build the capacity of preservice and post-licensure principals to increase teachers’ instructional performance across the PreK-8 learning experience.
  • Institutionalize sustained change among regional IHE and LEA partners around principal development.

ELPIC Advisory Council

  • Jacqueline Barnhart
    Director of Child Care
    Hatboro-Horsham School District

    Alexandra Patterson
    PHLPreK Intermediary Director
    Public Health Management Corporation
  • Donna Gaffney, Ed.D
    Director of Professional Learning
    Montgomery County IU

    Katie Rubinstein
    Director of Quality Initiatives
    Early Childhood Education
    Public Health Management
  • Steve Glaize
    Principal
    Hallowell Elementary School

    Maria Schwab, Ed.D
    Assistant Professor
    Educational Policy and Leadership
    Cabrini University
  • Harry Gutelius, Ed.D
    Doctoral Program Coordinator
    College of Education
    Eastern University

    Jade Wallace, Ed.D.
    Workforce Development Coordinator
    Philadelphia Pre-K Initiative
    Mayor’s Office of Education
  • Carol Pate, Ed.D
    Vice President
    She’s It, LLC

    Mary Williams, Ed.D
    Professor of Education
    La Salle University
  • Carole Hoy, Ed.D.
    Principal
    Bridgeport Elementary School

    Mary Graham
    Executive Director
    Children’s Village