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Classroom coach: St. Joseph schools introduces coaching for teachers

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Instructional coach Jesseca LaFayette listens to a student Friday during a breakout session for a fifth-grade class at Lincoln Elementary School.

ST. JOSEPH — Jesseca LaFayette essentially has two jobs at St. Joseph Public Schools.

In the afternoon, LaFayette teaches math and science at E.P. Clarke Elementary School. In the morning, she can be found in one of three elementary schools, operating as an instructional coach.


Instructional coach Jesseca LaFayette works with a group of students during a reading circle Friday at Lincoln Elementary School. LaFayette, who is also a first-grade teacher at E.P. Clarke Elementary School, began working as an instructional coach for the St. Joseph school district in the fall.

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