Bruce P. Eisenberg is the Associate Director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching (TPIIC), a nonprofit established to continue his work with instructional coaches, instructional mentors, and administrators nationally and internationally. His work revolves around helping school districts implement an effective instructional coaching model designed around the before, during, and after (BDA) cycle of consultation and the 4-quadrant framework of effective core coaching elements. He is also the co-creator /co-facilitator of the PIIC Act 45 Continuing Education course entitled: Implementing Instructional Coaching Within a School Improvement Framework to Make Professional Development More Effective.
His career has spanned fifty years in public education. The first thirty-two years were spent teaching mathematics in a public high school for the School District of Philadelphia. For twenty-five of those years, he was also the coordinator of all Magnet Programs. Those programs were open to eligible students from across the city who were academically, musically and artistically talented. He designed and implemented curriculum for each program and monitored student achievement at all grade levels. As coordinator, he met regularly with students and teachers to identify student needs and measure student progress.
Shortly after his retirement from the School District of Philadelphia in 1999, Mr. Eisenberg became a consultant to the Johns Hopkins University’s Talent Development High School model under the direction of the Center for Social Organization of Schools. His major focus was to facilitate the restructuring of low performing high schools around the country. He provided professional development in several districts including the Bensalem SD, Greater Johnstown SD, and the School District of Hawaii.
From 2006- 2009, Eisenberg was the Associate Director of the Pennsylvania High School Coaching Initiative (PAHSCI), a partnership between the Annenberg Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Education where his major focus was outreach and advocacy to the legislative and executive branches of local, state, and federal elected officials. He met regularly with representatives, sharing data about improved student achievement and ongoing teacher professional development.
Eisenberg continued supporting schools and districts in the implementation of the PIIC instructional coaching and mentoring model through the 29 Intermediate Units across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, New Jersey school districts, Minnesota, Michigan, and most recently South Africa, where he worked with officials from the Ministry of Education and other government approved consultants to plan an instructional coaching and mentoring system designed to help teachers and administrators at TVET colleges, a post high school program of instruction.
Mr. Eisenberg believes that guiding policy makers, i.e., legislators, governors, secretaries of education, and ministers of education, in implementing support systems for school leaders and teachers will help all students develop into life-long learners and productive citizens in the communities where they live.
• Spring 2017: Instructional Coaching in Action: An Integrated Approach That Transforms Thinking, Practice, and Schools (ASCD: Eisenberg, Eisenberg, Medrich, and Charner)
• Co-writer, Individualized Prescribed Instruction – Mathematics, Grades K-6. Research for Better Schools, Philadelphia
• Co-objectives writer, co-writer, Individualized middle mathematics, Grades 7-9. Research for Better Schools, Philadelphia
ASCD Empower 18 and Empower 19 presenter, ILA Conference 2017 and 2018 presenter, 2004 Talent Development High School National Conference: Budgets, Staffing Issues and Implementation of a Whole School Reform Model, Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA), Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), Pennsylvania Standards Aligned Systems Conference, Pennsylvania Rigor and Relevance Conferences, Pennsylvania School Improvement Grant Conferences, the South Africa Ministry of Education Professional Development Conference, and three yearly (2009 – present) workshop presentations at the PA Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) Professional Learning Conferences.