Irma Marzan has had a wealth of experiences in NYC public schools that have taken her from a bilingual classroom teacher to staff developer in district 3 and principal until she became Local Instructional Superintendent and then Network leader under the restructuring of the DOE. She currently coaches ESL and bilingual teachers, and works with leaders to develop leadership and organizational skills in their schools. Irma led a network of elementary and K-8 schools from 2003 as a Local Instructional Superintendent and Network Leader in former Region 8 in New York City. As Network Leader she supported principals and their faculties toward greater performance gains for students through professional development, mentoring, and coaching. Her leadership is based on 14 years experience as a Middle School and Elementary School principal. She has a strong understanding of all aspects of school workings, professional development, instruction and curriculum development. She is an expert in second language acquisition and instruction with specialization in literacy. Mentoring, coaching and providing professional development in leadership, literacy and instruction is at the heart of her work as a coach.