Restorative Coaching

One-on-one space for educators to be able to reflect on, refocus, and reignite their efforts in the classroom, to sustain their impact over time.

      Professional Learning Communities

Opportunities for teachers to feel connected and valued as members of the school team 

         Leadership Support

Guidance for principals and instructional coaches seeking to understand and address the needs of their school community.

What is Restorative Coaching?

Carl Rogers, a founder of the humanist branch of psychology, focused his research around the belief that humans are innately hard-wired to learn and grow through self exploration. Personal growth is amplified when the right conditions are present — when we feel seen, understood, and cared for. In classrooms, we work hard to ensure students experience those conditions for themselves. But what about our teachers?

Restorative CoachingSM provides time and space for educators to reflect on, refocus, and reignite their efforts in the classroom, in order to strengthen effectiveness over time. This coaching is grounded in Carl Roger’s person-centered Core Conditions, which catalyze learning and growth:

  • Empathy – I understand you.
  • Congruence – I’ll keep it real with you. 
  • Unconditional positive regard – I care for you.

Meet the Founder, Kati Vaughn

Kati’s path to founding Stay the Course has been fueled by a lifelong passion for teaching and leading in the classroom.  With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harvard University, and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Loyola Marymount University, Kati brings nearly a decade of teaching, coaching, and management experience with a emphasis on equity and inclusiveness. 

Over the course of seven years of working directly with school-based staff, Kati averaged a teacher retention rate of 94%, and her coaching consistently rated higher than regional and national averages on measures of teacher satisfaction and healthy mindsets. In addition to her coaching experience, Kati has led numerous professional learning communities focused on culturally responsive teaching, educator wellness, and values-based leadership.