I am an Instructional Coach for 26 Middle School teachers grades 6-8. I am currently fully released from the classroom and lead staff development class for an hour every week, collaborate with teachers, do observations and walk throughs. We use a collaborative model and all teaching areas study best practices in teaching/learning during any training. All staff are required to have a mentor, so I and three mentor teachers (who teach but have an extra planning period a day) mentor staff as well. Our district middle school services approx. 360 students.