meet the organizers


Joe Pistone

Joe is a KC educator and instructional coach who believes that there is immense creative talent and ideas within the local education ecosystem and that never has it been more important for educators to see each other in practice. Joe has been coaching teacher colleagues and teams for nearly a decade in KC from a strength-based coaching stance. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Penn State University, a M.S. in School Administration from the University of Central Missouri, and is pursuing his Instructional Coaching Certification through Jim Knight's Instructional Coaching Group.


Keith Schoen

Keith is a KC instructional coach and professional learning designer who believes that a collective vision of what is possible in education—gathered from observing each other across schools—will lead to better outcomes for educators and students. After teaching English for four years in the Dominican Republic at an Expeditionary Learning school, Keith moved to Kansas City where he has worked as a teacher, team lead, and coach at Guadalupe Centers High School for the past five years. Keith holds a Master's in Multicultural Education with TESOL, and participated in the Kansas City Leadership Cohort in the 2017-2018 school year.