TLC 2018

Kathy Perret

Kathy is an educational consultant at Northwest Area Education Agency in Iowa as well as a private consultant focusing on empowering instructional coaches and school leaders through virtual and onsite training and virtual coaching. She is passionate about igniting learning and reflection in others so they can SHINE!

Kathy has a background as an elementary teacher, an instructional coach and a school improvement leader. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Iowa State University, her master’s degree from Morningside College and her PK-12 principal endorsement from the Iowa Principal Leadership Academy. Kathy is also an adjunct professor in the Education Department at Morningside College currently focusing in the area of literacy.

In addition to The Coach Approach to School Leadership (ASCD, 2017), she has made contributions as guest blogger for ASCD and other sources. Kathy is the co-founder and co-moderator of #EduCoach, a weekly Twitter Chat for anyone interested in instructional coaching You can find Kathy on Twitter as @KathyPerret. Her private consulting website and blog can be found at