From Insight to Equity

Every Coach Needs a Coach


Dr. Delia E. Racines is the owner and lead consultant for From Insight to Equity coaching administrators, instructional leaders, and teachers in implementing and sustaining effective Instructional Coaching Programs across the United States. Racines is a focused and results-driven individual who coaches with research-based instructional strategies to help make meaning of data and effectively narrows achievement gaps. Racines was awarded the prestigious Shirley Hord Award from Learning Forward for the successful implementation of tailored modules transitioning traditional department chairs to Instructional Coaches where the achievement gap was narrowed across an entire high school. Watch our video here.

Dr. Delia E. Racines has proudly served as a Lecturer in Law with USC’s Gould School of Law and continues to serve with USC’s Rossier School of Education. She has served as a Principal and Assistant Principal of an ETK-8 in Los Angeles, California. She also served as a Title I Instructional Coach in Orange County where she also successfully implemented Collaborative Learning Visits year round across a 6-8 school to help teachers build capacity within their site to ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for English Learners (ELs). 


Dr. Racines has supported educators of ELs in various capacities over the past sixteen years, both in Washington D.C. and now in Los Angeles, California. Over the past ten years, Dr. Racines designed and successfully implemented an intensive four-week, MAT-TESOL Prep Course for international graduate students with USC’s Rossier School of Education. This program has continued to celebrate a 100% graduation rate each year. Dr. Racines also consults with school districts in Los Angeles and New York as an Educational Consultant with Teaching Matters.

Dr. Racines earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Teacher Education at George Mason University, her M.Ed. in Multilingual Education and Curriculum and Instruction at George Mason University, her M.S. in Criminology at Radford University, and her B.S. in Sociology, Crime, & Deviance from Virginia Tech University.  Dr. Racines spent time abroad working at a prison in Mérida, Venezuela where her research in education and criminology intersected.  Her dissertation was nominated for the Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year Award with the Education Law Association. Additionally, her research in education law and civil rights for ELs was awarded the Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Author Contribution in 2016. Racines was most recently nominated for ACSA’s Co-Administrator of the Year Award for 2018-2019 and the T.H.E. Award, Teachers Honoring Excellence for 2018-2019. 

Delia has written for Edutopia, providing strategies for Instructional Coaches! Delia contributes to the Blog with Teaching Matters. Read her first post here.Delia Racines was also recently interviewed by Voyage LA. Read her interview here. Delia was interviewed by ShoutOut LA during the summer of 2020 and you can read that interview here as well! Prefer Apple Podcasts? C3: Connecting, Coaching, Cognition interviewed Delia Racines regarding her Coaching Journey. Listen in!

Delia has recently authored a new book for Solution Tree entitled Trust as the Core of Instructional Leadership: Protocols to Mediate Thinking, Shift Practice, and Improve Student Learning. Racines has also authored chapters in Legal Frontiers in Education: Complex Law Issues for Leaders, Policymakers and Policy Implementers (Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 24), Polyvocal Professional Learning through Self-Study Research, Teaching to Complexity, and TIME For Kids: Practicing for Today’s Tests.