Hello, Rocks families! My name is Amber Van Den Berg and I am the Instructional Coach at Westfield Intermediate School.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2004 and earned my Master’s degree in Adult Education from Indiana University in 2009. My teaching career started in 7th grade English at Speedway Junior High before coming to Westfield Middle School in 2007. I was a 7th grade Language Arts teacher for three years and a 7th grade Literature & 8th grade Speech teacher for three years. This is my seventh year in a coaching type role in the district.
In the last year, my favorite professional learning opportunities have been: Diane Sweeney’s Student-Centered Coaching, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project work, and Cognitive Coaching!
I love partnering with the WIS staff to provide professional development, informal support, and structured formal coaching cycles to help develop and grow their practice. You can see all the incredible teacher and student work on Twitter by following me at @AmberVDB_IC!