GAEL Coaching Division


Our vision is to grow educational leaders in GA through executive coaching for improved student outcomes.


To collaborate with partners to create a statewide leadership coaching structure that is sustainable and high-performing to grow Georgia educational leaders.

Strategic Priorities

Develop a direct service model for executive coaching to support district and school leaders across the state and a Technical Assistance Service.

Develop a structure to support LEAs in developing their own in-house executive coaching programs.

Leverage Affiliates in Coaching Services that fit their model for current work.

What is the DIG Training?

Data-Informed Growth Training – April 30 – May 1, 2024 

What is the DIG Training? Comprehensive coaching training for instructional coaches and administrators.

The Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) is excited to offer this comprehensive coaching training exclusively for Georgia educators!

The GAEL 2024 Data-Informed Growth (DIG) Coaching Training equips coaches and administrators with the skills and tools to implement a high-performance coaching program proven to improve outcomes for teachers and students alike.

Ten years of empirically validated academic research from esteemed professors at Rutgers and Arizona State Universities and 12 years of extensive coaching practice have identified the three coaching skills and six essential coaching actions that consistently improve student performance and teacher retention.

Facilitators from engage2learn’s diverse team of elite educators will lead Georgia educators through an intensive, hands-on learning experience aligned with this breakthrough research.

You can register today! Click here. 

The GAEL Coaching Division is under the leadership of Dr. Rickey Edmond and Mrs. Kerensa Wing. Dr. Edmond and Mrs. Wing are thrilled to be launching the GAEL executive coaching program for Georgia with a three year grant received from GADOE.


Dr. Rickey L. Edmond has been a committed transformational-servant leader for 28 plus years in Georgia serving as a dedicated “Champion for Children” and building organizational collective efficacy for higher performance.

He has served as a science and math teacher, athletic coach for basketball & football, assistant principal, principal, district wide principal leadership coach, assistant superintendent of federal programs & special education, and a superintendent of schools.

Dr. Edmond has exemplified a progressive and innovative growth mindset to advance public education by supporting student-centered programming, developing themes for a new Portrait of a Graduate, and transforming leadership competencies in order to better prepare students for a global economy.


Mrs. Kerensa Wing has served 33 years in public education as a history teacher, athletic coach for basketball, track and field and volleyball, assistant principal and principal.

In 2019, she was honored as the GASSP Georgia Principal of the Year, and this honor was followed by being named the NASSP 2020 National Principal of the Year. 

Mrs. Wing is most proud of her accomplishments with creating a collaborative culture and teams in the schools she has led to provide a voice for students, teachers, and parents to provide the highest level of learning opportunities for each and every student.