Leadership Coaching and Mentoring: A Research-Based Model for School Partnerships

Julie Anne Gray


This conceptual article proposes a research-based model for leadership preparation programs to more effectively prepare, support, and sustain new school leaders in the field and profession. This study offers a new construct, which combines the concepts of early field experiences, experiential learning, leadership-focused coaching, and mentoring support, with university faculty and school district leaders and mentors working collaboratively to support novice leaders. University faculty would provide leadership-focused coaching while prospective leaders are completing coursework and later once they are placed in school leadership positions. Further, school districts would provide mentoring support by experienced instructional leaders.


Leadership preparation; University-school partnerships; Leadership field experience; Leadership-focused coaching; Leadership mentoring

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/ijepl.2018v13n12a844

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