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Instructional Coaching

Supporting you with behavior management, effective communication, advocating for services, prepping for IEP meetings, reviewing documents, writing transition plans, and much more. 

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IEP Review & Data Analysis Support

Deep diving into all areas of the IEP  to make sure the document is optimized for a student's unique needs and they have equal access to grade-level content. 

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Research & Best Practices

Delegate your research, curriculum writing, and professional development to an offsite expert in the field.

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Communicating Effectively With Your IEP Teams

Kickstart your teaching success with step-by-step guidance, hands-on resources, and daily group accountability check-ins.

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How and Why I Chose To Go Into Teaching

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I'm Nicolette Lesniak

I am the founder and creator of Coaching Around You.™ I love coaching teachers to make the IEP process easier by building strong partnerships with all members of the IEP team.

I provide support and coaching to build effective classroom systems and IEPs, and Individual Education Plans,  with sustained partnerships to prepare students for future employment, further education, and independent living.

I have over 20 years of experience as a certified Exceptional Needs Specialist in Indiana and Illinois. I have provided virtual webinars for para-professionals and teachers to grow their practice by building independence, data collection, and effective communication & collaboration skills. 

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"Thank you for your coaching! Relationships make such a huge difference- Can't wait to get back in the classroom!"

- Valarie McCall

"Nicolette tailored her sessions with great support, where I am able to focus on my career and become a stronger teacher."

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"Coaching Around You is priceless!  It speaks to real-world stress management and helps you with  strategies to focus on improving your classroom practices."

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Coaching Around You

Take control of your professional development with comprehensive support to fit your needs. (The links below direct you to the Coaching Around You Website)

Yearly Coaching

1:1  Virtual Instructional Coaching service, over 12 months. Each month we will meet for 60 minutes bi-weekly or weekly depending on your need. You have 24 Instructional Coaching Sessions, two each month. The coaching sessions do not roll over to a new month.

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Quarterly Coaching

1:1  Virtual Instructional Coaching service, over 3 months. Each month we will meet for 60 minutes bi-weekly or weekly depending on your need. You have 6 Instructional Coaching Sessions, two each month. The coaching sessions do not roll over to a new month.

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IEP Review & Data Analysis Support

Are you prepping for an IEP meeting or just have that gut feeling that you might be missing something, this is what you need to make sure all your I's are dotted and t's are crossed

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IEP Input Statements

Clarify your teacher and parent input statements, so students get what they need to be successful!

I will support you with your vision so students are prepared for future employment, further education, and independent living. 

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