Fredrica Nash is an expert in educator professional learning and is the chief architect of the Coach Development program and social and emotional learning services offered by RTI. She has a strong background in teaching and learning and serves as the Program Director for Aspire Teacher Prep, an alternative teacher preparation program in North Carolina. In her current role, she focuses on educator agency and learning through professional learning and consulting, as well as teacher effect on marginalized student learning with attention to equity and social justice. She has designed and delivered presentations at state, national and international conferences on project-based learning, instructional coaching, instructional best practices, teacher preparation and retention, and social and emotional learning.
Prior to joining RTI, Ms. Nash was a high school biology teacher, instructional coach, curriculum writer, professional developer and director of coaching services. She has coached pre-service, new, veteran and alternative entry teachers throughout her career, focusing on the development of instructional capacity. Ms. Nash is a former NC Teaching Fellow, Kenan Fellow, and New Tech Network teacher. She is passionate about the empowerment of educators and school staff to make a difference in the lives of students across all domains of teaching and learning to support students’ academic, social, and emotional success.