From Insight to Equity
Every Coach Needs a Coach
Dr. Delia E. Racines is the owner and lead consultant for From Insight to Equity supporting administrators 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 in 2016 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.
Dr. Delia E. Racines has proudly served as a Lecturer in Law with USC’s Gould School of Law and continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor with USC’s Rossier School of Education. She is currently in her third year as a K-8 Administrator with the Azusa Unified School District in Los Angeles County, California. She has 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 fifteen years, both in Washington D.C. and now in Los Angeles, California. Over the past five 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 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, from the Azusa Educators Association for 2018-2019.
Delia has recently 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.