TeacherGoals Podcast Episode 31

How to Build Authentic Relationships through Coaching with Nita Creekmore

"We all want our kids to flourish. We all want them to thrive, and we want to see their genius."

Nita Creekmore
Founder, Love Teach Bless

How can educators build authentic relationships through coaching? In this episode, our guest is Nita Creekmore from Love Teach Bless. Drawing on her experience as a liaison between teachers, leaders, and students, she provides you with actionable strategies on being visible, providing specific positive feedback, getting to know the teachers, and honoring the culture already established in the school. Don’t miss this valuable conversation!

3 TeacherGoal Tips


Tip 1:

Always remember that building relationships through coaching takes time and patience


Tip 2:
When entering a new coaching role, it is important to get to know the school culture and honor what has already been established


Tip 3:
Do what you say you're going to do

This Episode Features...

Nita Creekmore

Nita (E’Manita) Creekmore is an Instructional Coach who lives just outside Atlanta, GA. She is also a presenter for Bright Morning Consulting. She is originally from Woodbridge, Virginia. She was in public education for 18 years. She taught in grades 1, 2 and 5 for 13 years before becoming an Elementary School Instructional Coach for 5 years. Nita obtained her Bachelor's Degree in English in 2001 and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2002 from the University of South Carolina. She also received her Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership in 2013 from the University of Virginia. In the 18 years she has been in education, she truly believes that in all aspects of the field, relationships must always come first. It is the foundation. Nita is passionate about being an advocate, support and thought partner for teachers in order to give students what they need. Nita is married to Michael Creekmore, Jr. and has four children, three daughters and a son ages 8, 14, 16, and 18. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, attending her kids extracurricular activities, practicing yoga, writing and relaxing with a good book. Nita believes in maintaining a healthy work/life balance and the importance of self-care.

Erica Terry, Host

Erica Terry is a 20-year educator and co-author of the Eva the Diva Girl rhyming picture book series written with her daughter, to empower young girls to build confidence and grow in self-love. She is also the founder of Healthy Wealthy Educators, where she equips teachers with actionable tools and resources to start a profitable online business and build generational wealth without stress.  

You can find her hanging out on Instagram @ericanterry_

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