55: Bonus Edition- Interview with Mandy Taylor


Mandy has a degree in Education. She has spent seventeen years in the classroom, grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. She recently transitioned out of the classroom into an Instructional Coaching position and has a passion for literacy, a love for learning, and a fascination with public speaking. She also has become a Teacher Consultant with the Central Texas Writing Project where she also serves on the Leadership Board. Her belief statement relates to relationships, humor, authenticity, and love. She’s a very connected educator through Twitter, Voxer, and Google.


  • Coaches are in a weird purgatory- where’s my identity?
  • With teaching, the stakes are always high
  • Listen, Listen, Listen
  • It’s not about me. It’s about what is best for kids.
  • What can my impact be?
  • Even tasteful leopard can be executed professionally
  • Equal parts accountability and follow up
  • Find your people/tribe/PLN…we all want to connect with somebody
  • Take your passion and make it happen
  • The space between….

Mandy’s Stamp of Approval




  • #personalizedPD


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About the author, Gretchen

I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.