Director of Coaching
Angela Hardy is the director of coaching for the Great Schools Partnership. After 15 years in education, Angela joined the organization as a Senior Associate and spent time coaching in Maine schools and supporting the development of tools and resources for proficiency-based learning systems. Angela currently supports the coordination of the League of Innovative Schools and co-directs the NextGen Personalized Learning initiative. She continues to coach in Maine and support the team of Senior Associates as they work with schools and districts across the region and the nation. Angela’s professional interests include assessment, mentoring of new teachers, and curriculum and staff development. Angela earned her BS in elementary education from the University of Maine at Farmington and MEd from the University of Southern Maine. She was a K–8 teacher in coastal Maine before transitioning into administrative roles at the building, district, and county level. Much of her administrative work focused on developing ongoing professional-learning experiences for educators and supporting networks of professionals inclined to learn from and with one another. Before joining Great Schools Partnership, Angela was an experiential education center director and co-director of teacher education for a grades 7–12 science preparation program at a small, private college. She lives in China, Maine, with her husband and two children.