Meet the Teacher Excellence Program's Leadership and Instructional Coaches

The Instructional Coaches are required to have a Masters’ degree, a minimum of six years of experience as early childhood education classroom Teachers and possess early childhood education content expertise with the ability to teach adult learners. In addition to developing and facilitating observation and research-based professional development, their primary work is to coach, mentor, model for and provide technical support and assistance to classroom Teachers designed to increase their classroom practices.

Porter-Leath's Teacher Excellence Program also has a specialized focus on social-emotional training for early childhood educators. In order to perform at their best, early childhood educators must understand young children's ability to regulate their emotions and to relate to the world. Children's social environment can affect their classroom behavior and academic performance long after preschool, so it is critical that all educators are able to model responsible emotional management, decision making and relationship skills.

Chantilly Young

NEXT Memphis Instructional Coach

Chantilly Young has been in Early Childhood Education since 2000, working with highly esteemed educators and administrators in underserved areas of Memphis. She is an alumnus of the University of Memphis, where she received her Bachelors of Art and Science in Education, and Liberty University where she received a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a Masters of Education in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning.

Chantilly's philosophy of instructional coaching is to promote teaching and learning and to advocate for educators as they encourage students to be a part of the communities they are destined to lead. Her focus on instruction is the springboard for helping every child learn, every day by whatever means it may take to shape them into future leaders.