Mission Statement

The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching’s mission is to provide a multi-level system of educator-centered instructional coaching support that builds teacher capacity and improves student outcomes.

Vision Statement

All teachers will have a support system that promotes effective job-embedded professional development and professional learning.

Who Are We?

The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching is a 501(c)3 designed to help teachers effectively implement instructional practices through an instructional coaching and mentoring framework. Our focus is to prepare and support instructional coaches who provide ongoing and consistent job-embedded professional learning and development for teachers by building their instructional practice and pedagogical skills. Independent research has validated the efficacy of the program and the impact of instructional coaching on teachers, their instructional practice, student engagement, and student learning.


The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching (TPIIC) evolved from its predecessor, The Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC), a partnership of the Annenberg Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This was a public-private partnership that collaboratively supported districts within the 29 Pennsylvania Intermediate Units from 2005 through June 2018.

TPIIC was founded by the leadership team of the former PIIC public-private partnership. It continues to help schools, districts, and LEAs build teacher capacity and impact student outcomes by designing and implementing a systemic approach to teacher professional learning. Through job-embedded instructional coaching, TPIIC helps transform the way schools think about teaching, learning, and how to help teachers grow as professionals.

Our Team

Ellen B. Eisenberg

Ellen Eisenberg is the Executive Director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching (TPIIC), a…

Bruce P. Eisenberg

Bruce P. Eisenberg is the Associate Director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching (TPIIC),…

Kathleen Eich

Kathleen Eich has been an educator for 38 years.  After teaching students who are deaf…

Amy Walker

Dr. Amy Walker has been an educator for 36 years. Following 26 years of teaching…

Virginia Glatzer

Virginia Glatzer mentors education leaders on how to move from thinking about classrooms for the…

Meet Our Board Members

Robert Marmon

Robert Marmon specialized in the turnaround of troubled companies and assets, managing them to create…

Rob Skomorucha

Rob Skomorucha is a Director for Government Affairs at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania….

Dr. Randall A. Grove

Dr. Randall A. Grove has been in education for over 33 years. After teaching music…

Amy C. Morton

Amy C. Morton has served in local, state and national education roles over the past…

Brian Griffith

Brian Griffith is the Director of Educational Services at Capital Area Intermediate Unit near Harrisburg,…