-Tim McClure
Professional Speaker & Leadership Consultant

“Delia Racines’s knowledge, experience, and in-depth research demonstrate that she is a thought leader within the education sector. She delivers comprehensive information brilliantly, articulating systems and strategies that are certain to strengthen communication, inspire trust, and drive change. This book needs to be in the hands of every educator!”

Nicole Walsh
Practitioner and Professor of Educational Leadership, Kremen School of Education and Human Development

“Trust as the Core of Instructional Leadership is everything I value as a school leader. Placing instructional coaching within our daily interactions offers a skill set for building authentic trust and fostering a dynamic, learner-centered school environment. Delia Racines’s book is the piece that was missing in my work with aspiring school leaders, and it provides concrete practice in the field and aligned self-reflection for deeper adult learning.”

Sarah N G.
Teacher
Fairfax County, VA

Trust at the core of instructional leadership is a must read for all school leaders. It teaches the importance of trust in order to effectively lead schools through all of their many challenges and it gives concrete steps you can implement right away to build trust. The book is clear, concise & an inspiring read. The visuals & exercises are also encourage the reader to put these ideas into action right away. If you want to be an effective school leader who knows how to build relationships with staff, you need this book!

Maribel Herrera Olmedo
District Level Coach
Tustin Unified School District Tustin, California

"Our Staff survey proves colleagues found that working with a Coach was beneficial in making them effective teachers.  Survey also proves that the staff acknowledges that our work has impacted student learning."

Brian Benevides
Principal
Glenmoor Elementary
Fremont, California

“As educational leaders we play many roles, including, but not limited to, instructional leader, listener, communicator, and facilitator. In Trust as the Core of Instructional Leadership, Delia Racines offers solution-oriented leaders key foundations and research-based tools to guide them through five principles of establishing trust to support schools. These principles of trust are essential to shift our thinking of what trust is and how we can successfully build it within our school teams.”

Liz Henrikson
Teacher
Fruita Middle School
Colorado 

“As educational leaders we play many roles, including, but not limited to, instructional leader, listener, communicator, and facilitator. In Trust as the Core of Instructional Leadership, Delia Racines offers solution-oriented leaders key foundations and research-based tools to guide them through five principles of establishing trust to support schools. These principles of trust are essential to shift our thinking of what trust is and how we can successfully build it within our school teams.”

Melissa Trout
Instructional Coach
Teacher of the Year 2022
Tustin High School
California

"Although we are still learning to navigate through difficult conversations at times, we are much more collaborative than we used to be. We are working with each other-not against each other which is crucial as we examine common assessment data ."

Marissa Parker
Teacher
Columbus Tustin Middle California

"You are awesome.  The modules were realistic and relevant to what we need not only here at CT but at any site.  Collaboration via dialog and then discussion is essential for us to meet the needs of our students.  The modules had a perfect amount of on-task time and talking/listening time.  I hope more people participate.  We can all benefit from your modules to become the best teachers and people that we can become.  (Not finite-growing always.)

Joanna Vandal
Instructional Coach
Teacher of the Year
Tustin High School 
California

"My greatest gain would be more confidence as a leader because I feel I am a MUCH better listener and communicator."