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Monica Washington

Monica Washington is a transformative educator who’s spent over 20 years supporting teachers and empowering student. The 2014 Texas Teacher of the Year served as a team lead, department head, new teacher mentor, and school improvement chairman in Tennessee and Texas before becoming an instructional coach for BetterLesson.
Outside of instructional roles, Monica is known as a thought leader and advocate, writing for publications such as Education Week and Education Post and presenting at national and regional conferences across the US. Her post 4 Things Great Principals Don't Do was the most read and shared post on Education Week in 2017. The NAACP Special Achievement Award winner serves on the ETS advisory board for equity and assessments and for TeachingPartners.
Monica is currently a doctoral candidate researching the benefits of virtual coaching.