Coach Specialist & Data Coordinator, Institute for Excellence in Education
Dedicating his career to advancing excellence in education for all students, Kevin Champagne has channeled his focus to coaching professional educators around the importance of informed data-driven instruction. Through modeling best practices and demonstrating the benefits of technology integration into the classroom, Kevin motivates teachers to create collaborative environments and promote student engagement.
Kevin joined the Institute for Excellence in Education in 2012 as an Instructional Coach, and quickly became an integral member of the team and a respected, sought after coach in the field. Kevin’s penchant for discovering and sharing best practices has led teaching teams across the country to success in increasing student achievement. Kevin’s steadfast commitment to developing educators to take student growth to the next level has profoundly impacted districts such as Moreno Valley Public Schools (California), Versailles Public Schools (Ohio) and within Michigan – Cass City Public Schools, Unionville-Sebewaing Area School District, Mayville Community Schools, Manton Consolidated School District, Bay City Public Schools, Saginaw Public Schools, Saginaw Township Community Schools, Marshall Public Schools, Newaygo Public Schools and Albion Public Schools.
Recognizing the importance of his own professional development, Kevin has devoted much time and energy into growing his knowledge base through conference and workshop participation with the Association of Middle Level Education, Advanced Cognitive Coaching, Adaptive Schools Training, Michigan Association of Middle School Educators, Middle Years Program International Baccalaureate Training, Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning, and NanoTechnology – to name a few. Kevin’s involvement with these organizations has made him an invaluable resource to the educators and students whose lives he impacts. Prior to becoming an Instructional Coach, Kevin devoted nine years to providing outstanding classroom instruction as a math teacher and department chair at White Pine Middle School in Saginaw, Michigan. As an emerging leader, Kevin was invited to serve on the School Improvement Committee, present at statewide conferences, implement the school-wide Power Standards Program for math, coach the competitive math team and coach the football and softball teams.
Kevin earned his Master of Educational Leadership Degree in 2007 and Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree in 2002 from Saginaw Valley State University, respectively.