Meet the ICG Consultants
The Instructional Coaching Group’s team of consultants work to help educators develop the skills and tools they need to make an unmistakably positive impact in student’s lives. Led by Jim Knight and backed by over twenty years of research, our consultants have experience working with over 100,000 coaches from all around the world.
About The Consultants
Senior Consultant, West U.S.
Michelle Harris, Senior Consultant at ICG, began teaching in El Cajon, California. She taught middle school English and social studies before serving as an instructional coach, Title I coordinator, student manager, and assistant principal at three middle schools, a K-8 school, and a 6-12 IBO school, all in Beaverton, Oregon. A seasoned staff developer, Michelle has presented and keynoted all over the United States and in Europe and Africa. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two sons. When not working, she enjoys reading, traveling, attending her sons’ numerous sporting events, entertaining friends and family, and sitting in a chair on a sunny beach.
Senior Consultant, Midwest U.S.
Amy Musante is an educator and instructional coach, and at the heart of her work is a belief in relationships and helping diversified school communities move into action that authentically suits their unique needs. She spent 17 years in Oregon as a High School English Language Arts teacher, Instructional Coach, and Secondary Schools Intervention Specialist. She received her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University and has done considerable work partnering with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project with a focus on literacy at the secondary level. Amy serves on a Board with the State University of New York (SUNY) system focusing on impacting the student experience at the high school and college level. In her free time loves reading, spending time in nature, seeing friends and family, and cheering on Buffalo sports teams at a more reasonable hour on the East Coast!
Senior Consultant, East U.S.
Sharon Thomas, Senior Consultant at ICG, is a National Board Certified English teacher, instructional coach, student advocate, and writer. Along with her work in ICG workshops, Sharon coordinates the ICG Coaching Certification process. She is also a consultant for the Touchstones Discussion Project and a Certified SIM Professional Developer in the area of writing. She is the founder of the Cecil County [Maryland] Teacher Leadership Network and has presented at conferences across North America on the issues of secondary school literacy and teacher leadership. Her experience with teacher leadership in school reform was published in Principal Leadership. Sharon lives in Maryland with her family.
Consultant, All U.S. States
Keysha McIntyre is an educational consultant, instructional coach, writer, and founder of MoldingMinds Moments. She has a Masters in Technology in Education and a Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction, Management and Administration. She taught elementary before serving as a math coach at various schools, Math Lead Specialist, and District Coach of Coaches. She has modeled in K-8 classrooms and provided professional development for thousands of teachers, coaches, and instructional leaders. She has presented at national conferences on math instructional practices and instructional coaching. During the beginning of the pandemic, Keysha coauthored Making Moments Matter: In A Virtual Learning Experience.
She recently relocated to the sunny state of Florida. She has one son, who is also an educator. Keysha loves spending time with her family, ministry, sports, cooking, and of course shopping.
Brian has a variety of roles and responsibilities at ICG including grant work with instructional coaching research, consulting, and collaborating with the incredible ICG team to create content for the website and blog. He loves that ICG is an organization that aligns with his values for continual growth and development.
Consultants by Region
Managers of Partnership and Outreach by Region
Before taking this course I was unsure how I was going to help new teachers improve. I now have a basic understanding of how to help teachers identify a goal, learn and improve.
– Instructional Supervisor
We initially attended the Teaching | Learning | Coaching Conference in Kansas City last October to develop our coaching skills with our newly appointed task of evaluating teachers. We were very concerned—being district office administrators—at entering a building and having meaningful dialogue with our teachers concerning their teaching practices in a way that would produce fruitful partnerships. Our experience at the conference and in our roles since has been such a joy as a result of some of the practices we have applied since the training.