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John D. Welty Center for Educational Policy and Leadership

Building Coherence for Instructional Improvement (BCII)

Internal Coherence Training

Internal Coherence (IC) training is designed to help school leadership teams—the principal and teacher leaders (LTs) create organizational conditions that support instructional improvement, focusing on their unique site-based teaching and learning priorities.


Build the capacity of participating schools to establish and sustain a powerful school culture focused by the evolving challenges and problems of practice associated with school improvement. BCII Project tools and practices empower schools and districts to move to independence, applying the BCII tools in numerous future efforts.


Develop the capacity of school leaders, LTs and schools  build a culture of teaching and learning that continuously improves student achievement in all classrooms for all students.

Visit our BCII Instruction website for background information, outline of the training and success stories.

Leadership Team

Ginny Boris HeadshotDr. Virginia “Ginny” Boris serves as a project coordinator.  Dr. Boris launched the Internal Coherence Project with the support of Richard Elmore, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and SERP in October 2012.  In 2016, the Clovis Unified School District opened Virginia R. Boris Elementary School honoring Ginny's 38 year career in Clovis USD and her contributions to public education.

Linda Hauser HeadshotDr. Linda Hauser has been in education for over 30 years.  She has developed a school-based peer observation program based on Elizabeth City's and Richard Elmore's Instructional Rounds protocols.  She served over 28 years in K-12 public education as a Chief Academic Officer for Fresno Unified School District, an  Area Supt,  Admin for Professional Development (K-12), elementary school principal, secondary learning director, resource teacher and teacher in Clovis USD.


"BCII has provided my team with the tools to develop teacher as leaders of the learning.  They take ownership and work together in a psychologically safe environment to increase student achievement." - Kia Yang, CUSD Administrator


"I have never participated in such a powerful experience alongside of my classroom teachers! BCII has forever changed my leadership style for the better. I know that our children will be more successful than ever!" - Ray Lozano, Principal , Weldon Elementary School

"BCII has made me much more reflective. I am a co-member of a team of professionals who work together to answer unanswerable questions with a spotlight on the kids." - Becky Douglas, Reading Teacher, Clovis Unified School District


"I believe, after almost 45 years in public education, that BCII offers the greatest potential for educators to maximize their professional success for the benefit of our students." - Steve Weil, BCII Facilitator

Downloadable Information Sheet

For more information, Contact Mabel Franks, Welty Center Director

559-278-0265 (office phone)