Relaina Burns, Academic Instructional Coach
Relaina Burns, Academic Instructional Coach at Washington Montessori is in her 10th year at Washington Montessori School and her 30th year with SLPS. Relaina has faithfully served the district as a Special Educator, Instructional Coordinator, After-School Coordinator, Assistant Principal and currently as an Academic Instructional Coach. As an Academic Instructional Coach, Relaina is charged with supporting the overall instructional process through the lens of administrators, instructional staff and students. Her work is achieved by serving as a resource provider, mentor, classroom supporter, learning facilitator, data coach, curriculum/instructional specialist and a school leader.
Relaina is a graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri with a BS in Business Administration. Relaina is also a graduate from the University of Missouri St. Louis with a Master’s Degree in Education Administration. Over the course of her career, Relaina has acquired certifications in Special Education, Elementary Education, Special Reading, and an Advanced Administrator’s Certificate. Her Philosophy of Education is a belief that all students can learn, achieve and succeed when instruction is differentiated, unique and tailored to meet the academic needs of each student. Relaina is passionate about her work, the instructional approach and the level of energy that is essential in making things happen. Her professional goals for the 2017-2018 school year is to function collectively as a viable team member by creating a more supportive work environment that leads to sharing ongoing instructional strategies that will empower teachers, enhance instruction and decrease the achievement gap in proficiency so that all students at Washington Montessori School will reach their fullest potential academically, socially and emotionally.