I have had the privilege to work with Kathy Perret while teaching at Irving Elementary. She was an instructional coach and assisted in my classroom in many ways. While I taught fourth grade, she coached me in using the Picture Inductive Word Model. She modeled lessons, talked me through assessments and helped review student work. Ms. Perret was an asset to my classroom and gave me a strong foundation in literacy practices. I have been able to use the strategies while teaching fourth grade and now teaching kindergarten. Because of her coaching my students received quality literature skills that will guide them throughout their educational careers.