LouAnne Metzger, ACC
Educator Wellbeing, Instructional Leadership, Early Adopter Coach
Empowering, invigorating, and liberating educators is my ikigai! Believing educators are whole, capable, and resourceful, my coaching leads school-based instructional leaders to flourish though greater self awareness.
Drawing on my 33 years as a teacher and administrator, I believe that if we desire a kinder, sustainable, and more equitable future, we need to focus on attending to the wellbeing of the adults who serve our kids.
To further my life’s calling, I pursued and completed certifications as an Academic Life Coach and a Professional Coach. I currently coach school-level instructional leaders (i.e., instructional coaches, assistant principals, and principals) as well as train instructional coaches. When not coaching, I enjoy growing oysters, hiking, and cooking great food for my family.
Why did you join Edjacent?
Improving the human condition depends on individuals freely learning about their interests. This freedom and autonomy gives us purpose. Aligning our learning with our passion brings us joy, and I believe joy in learning is essential for survival in our knowledge-based economy. Edjacent provides a joyful platform to work towards mastery, autonomy, and purpose with the right people, in the right places, for the right reasons.
What is your favorite quote?
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." – Maya Angelou
What is something you’ve recently changed your mind about?
There should be a paradigm shift in school-based coaching from coaches telling educators "what they should do that they are not doing" to focusing on "what an educator desires to learn and how they want to show up to bring about student success." This will enhance the wellbeing of the adults whose ikigai is in service to our learners.