Sonia joined NYC Leadership Academy in 2005 as a coach-facilitator. In addition to developing curriculum for the New School Intensive Program, Sonia provides differentiated on-site support and leadership coaching to new and experienced principals in NYC. As a coach, she supports these principals to become reflective practitioners and effective leaders of their professional learning communities, to help them identify school goals and address operational issues, and to create structures and processes to build capacity and develop shared vision in their schools.
Sonja has more than 20 years of experience working in educational institutions, nonprofits, and youth service organizations in various leadership capacities, including leading the implementation of strategic plans, strengthening organizations’ infrastructure, and developing staff capacity to sustain organizational growth in the areas of education, leadership, and youth development. She has made coaching her field of inquiry and is currently a Newfield Network Certified coach and an International Coaching Federation professional certified coach.