I have been a teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and now principal of the same school for 7 years. Our high rates of growth and strong climate survey results from parents, teachers, and students have less to do with the experts we have in coaching roles and more to do with a school culture which promotes de-personalization of the craft of teaching. We work in teams, study the art of offering and receiving feedback, and engage in organic non-evaluative peer observation. There are coaches - and there are some who benefit from their expertise - but creating a culture of ongoing inquiry, learning, collaboration, and safe exploration of the complex art of teaching is the major goal. This flattens the hierarchy, builds transparency, develops essential skills in collaboration, and bonds people together.