TBC’s Management Methodology™ is a research-based program with a track record of:

• Multiplying the time instructional leaders spend in classrooms
• Raising student achievement
• Decreasing total work hours

TBC clients are typically talented high-performers, committed to increasing student achievement. They log long hours, yet time spent on “administrivia” often interferes with their ability to exercise true instructional leadership.

TBC’s Management Methodology™ enables educators to:

• Spend two full days each week observing classroom instruction
• Maintain a sensible workload
• Achieve fulfilling professional and personal lives

By developing their managerial skills, TBC clients are able to provide focused and effective instructional leadership, as they take on the critical challenge of impacting student achievement.


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TBC’s curriculum incorporates a contextually relevant subject, a structure for on-the-job practice, peer cohorts to promote group learning, and opportunities for one-on-one coaching.

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Program Registration

TBC’s 2-Day Program for site and district office administrators, and their secretaries. This program is open to participants nationwide.

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Alumni Cohort

You’ve completed the 2-Day Program – now it’s time to implement.

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TBC’s History

Founded in 1998, TBC has worked with over 40,000 administrators and their secretaries in the United States and around the world, and has been a featured presenter at numerous professional and academic gatherings, including:

• National Association of Elementary School Principals
• National Association of Secondary School Principals
• National Association of Supervisors & Curriculum Developers
• Harvard University – Graduate School of Education
• European Council of Independent Schools
• Association of California School Administrators
• Australian Primary Principals’ Association

Our Clients Speak

  • Many administrators around the country are being challenged with finding enough time to meet the new teacher evaluation guidelines, but that's not been an issue here in Farmington. Thanks to TBC's Management Methodology, we've been able to develop a systems approach to observing instruction, and providing timely and meaningful feedback to our teachers. Farmington administrators work in conjunction with faculty to develop their skills as instructional leaders, improve classroom instruction, and promote instructional innovation. Read More...
    Kathleen Greider, Superintendent, Farmington, CT
  • I believe in TBC’s Management Methodology whole-heartedly! Our progress has been dramatic. During my first year we made AYP, our API rose to 825 and we were the highest-performing school with our socio-economic demographic in Alameda County. TBC has changed my life, both personally and professionally. Read More...
    Paco Furlan, Principal, Berkeley, CA
  • When we brought TBC to the district in early 2009, I learned how to delegate some of my administrative duties, empower my secretary, spend the needed time in the classrooms, and still have a personal life. By the end of the 2008-2009 school year, I was spending at least 10 hours per week in classrooms. I doubled that in 2009-10, to 16-20 hours per week. Read More...
    Barbara Fillhart, Principal, Tampa FL
  • TBC taught me the necessity of capacity-building – coaching to develop teachers and empowering others. I’ve learned how to get things done through other people, making requests instead of fulfilling them. I can tell you that TBC has made a marked, positive difference in the way that I approach not only my job, but also my life. Read More...
    Trevor Greene, Principal, Toppenish, WA
  • I used TBC’s Management Methodology™ as a model for becoming the instructional leader that my school needed. The result - our API rose 69 points in two years! We are now a school of choice throughout the district, including among administrators at other district schools who are choosing Marshall for their own children. None of this would have been possible without The Breakthrough Coach. Read More...
    Michael Navia, Principal, Long Beach, CA
  • Our school's rating went up from Acceptable to Recognized, our test scores are up, and we are applying to become an International Baccalaureate Campus. I have become a much more effective leader and educator thanks to TBC. Read More...
    Gretchen Kasper-Hoffman, Principal, Houston, TX
  • People often notice that I am different from other administrators. It’s because my TBC training has given me the opportunity to be really involved. I’m happy, optimistic, not stressed out. I am in control of my work. I’m able to get balls rolling, then empower others to move them forward. Read More...
    Dr. Dana West, Executive Director for Student Performance, Amarillo School District, Amarillo, TX
  • Before we attended The Breakthrough Coach 2-Day Program in January 2013, our admin team had observed only 25 classrooms since the beginning of the school year. By the end of May 2013, our team observed 225 classrooms - an increase of 900% in four months! Read More...
    Shane Thackston, Principal, West Columbia, SC
  • TBC helped me to take a step back and look ahead at where I want my school to be, I have been able to make multi-year plans so that there are continuous incremental changes. TBC's Management Methodology allows me to focus on what my job really is: fostering student success. Read More...
    Ben Sherman, Founding Principal, Flushing, NY
  • TBC helped me to realize that I can't do everything, so I should focus on building a community that can. Everyone has their role to play in running a successful school. Sometimes, the principal just has to learn how to get out of the way. I'm most effective when I am observing instruction and having conversations that result in continuous improvement - that is my job. Read More...
    Efron Toledo, Principal, Chicago, IL