She is also a National Board Certified Teacher with 11 years of classroom practice. Angela has provided instructional coaching services in schools throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City, as well as mentoring and consulting online and in schools throughout the nation.
Angela created her website in 2003 (now called TheCornerstoneForTeachers.com) to share practical classroom ideas and help other educators build a positive mindset so they can truly enjoy their work. The blog now impacts over 8 million teachers each year, and her ideas have been featured in thousands of magazine articles, newsletters, and internet resources, and utilized in teacher preparation and support programs throughout the nation.
Angela has authored numerous printable curriculum resources, and online courses. She has published five books, including “Fewer Things, Better: The Courage to Focus on What Matters Most.” She is perhaps best known for her free Truth for Teachers podcast, which provides weekly encouragement for educators and consistently ranks in the top two K-12 podcasts in the world with over 7 million downloads.
Angela’s work on productivity professional development is being used by over 42,000 educators through the 40 Hour Workweek. Created in 2015, the full year teacher program has expanded to include a fast track version, along with a program for school leaders. She has partnered with Nicole Turner to created the 40 Hour Instructional Coaching program to help coaches be truly intentional with their personal, contractual, and instructional time and focus on what really matters.
Through Angela’s mentorship, countless educators have learned to take charge of their time and energy so they can prevent burnout and stay in the profession they love for years to come.
Additionally, she is the creator of the Simply Coaching Summit™--the first virtual summit exclusively for instructional coaches and teacher leaders--and the author of the book Simply Instructional Coaching.
In addition to her work as a leader in the instructional coaching field, Nicole serves teachers as an Instructional Coach in Indianapolis, IN, specializing in working with instructional coaches on the foundations of coaching. With a focus on high-impact teaching, Nicole works with teachers, interventionists, and academic coaches to increase student test scores through data-driven small group instruction and the implementation of the SIMPLY Math Workshop™ Model in the upper elementary and middle school classrooms.
Nicole has 17 years of K-12 classroom and leadership experience ranging from working as a classroom teacher to a school improvement and turnaround specialist for the Indiana Department of Education. Her professional memberships include the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Indiana State Teacher Association, Indiana State Reading Association, and the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
When Nicole is not serving teachers as an instructional coach and professional development leader, she can be found spending time with her family, which consists of a supportive fiancée and three incredible children.
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