Elena Sammon

Prescription 13 Program Manager, Secondary ELA Instructional Coach, ESC Region 13

Elena Sammon is a secondary ELA teacher, instructional coach, and PLC team coach. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and she has over 15 years of experience in education. Her passions include research, collaborating and learning with fellow educators, and student empowerment.

My Sessions

The Impact Cycle for Coaching Teams

Ballroom G

How do we coach PLCs? Participants will learn how to adapt Jim Knight’s Impact Cycle to support the growth of teacher teams.


Lead, Facilitate, Coach: Shifting Roles to Support the Growth of PLC Teams

Ballroom C

Finding a balance when coaching teams is hard. How do I shift between leading, facilitating, and coaching a team toward growth? This session will focus on exploring roadblocks in PLCs, self-assessing the current reality of teams you coach, and examining tools and strategies that will help you create an action plan to improve PLC practice.