• Shawki
    Laurie Shawki
    Instructional Coach
    Phone: 651-748-7050


    I am so thankful to currently serve as the instructional coach at Weaver Elementary. Prior to instructional coaching, I was a classroom teacher for 13 years in grades 1, 2, 3 & 4 in both Minnesota and Florida. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida in 2000 and master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University in Educational Leadership in 2011. My passions in education include culturally responsive teaching, balanced literacy, leadership development and The Leader in Me.

    Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, book clubs, cheering for the Liverpool football club, exploring new places, writing, and watercolor painting.

    What is instructional coaching?

    Our District 622 mission states, “We commit each day to empower and develop lifelong learners who thrive in diverse communities.” Our strategic planning core team intentionally chose the word learners instead of students to encompass all members of our 622 community, including adults. School District 622 is fortunate to have a culture of strong professional development, including instructional coaching.

    The mission of instructional coaches in District 622 is to work in partnership with the adults in the system to increase their capacity for reflection and empower them to be agents of their own professional development, enabling system-wide, deep implementation of research-supported instructional strategies that will eliminate the achievement gap.

    A few core beliefs about coaching in District 622, based on research:

    • Coaching is for everyone
    • Coaching should be differentiated to meet the needs of the individual
    • Coaching is not evaluative
    • Coaching is joint learning; the coach and the coachee benefit
    • Coaching can be 1:1 or in teams
    • Because trust is crucial in the coaching relationship, choices should be offered
    • Coaches are effective when they possess skills in non-judgmental observation and feedback, reflective questioning, relationship building, and systems thinking
    • Coaches need coaching


    Laurie Shawki

    Live, love, learn, leave a legacy.

    -Dr. Stephen Covey


    Parent Resources


    • Clever login for elementary students and parents 
      • Log in to Clever using your student's 6-digit student ID email (ex. 000000@isd622.org) and password
      • Once logged into Clever, you can access Seesaw, Lexia, RazKids, and any other district learning system or app


    • Campus Parent (formerly Parent Portal)
      • provides parents and students access to announcements, assignments, attendance, bus routes, fees, grades, report cards, schedules, and more 
      • parents can keep their contact information up-to-date in Campus Parent to receive important texts and emails from the district and their school