Instructional Coach, School Transformation
Bethany Avery is a New Jersey native who is passionate about ensuring students think beyond the four walls of the classroom and to understand what it means to be global citizens of the world.
Her teaching career began in Apache Junction, AZ, where she taught 2nd and 3rd grade for seven years. While serving as a classroom teacher, Bethany served as a Student Teacher Mentor for her district. She then then took on another simultaneous role as a Collaboration Coach for her district for three years where she helped train, coach and model how to implement 21st-century teaching and technology in the classroom for teaching staff. After moving to Denver, CO in 2017, Bethany worked as a Microsoft Learning Consultant for 2 ½ years where she offered free professional development to teachers in the Denver Metro area on how to effectively implement technology in the classroom.
At TAF, Bethany Avery is the Instructional Coach for Boze Elementary School of Tacoma, WA, one of TAF’s School Transformation sites. She will be coaching teachers on best practices for daily integrated Project Based Learning, STEM Integration, and Educational Technology in the classroom. She’s most excited about working with students and watching their curiosity and passion for their work grow. Some goals for the position are to be a positive support for all teachers, and to continue to challenge teachers to delve deeper into the Project Based Learning process.
Bethany graduated from Albright College, in Reading, PA, with a BA in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. She has a huge passion for having students think beyond the four walls of the classroom and to understand what it means to be global citizens of the world.