Lucy West has served New York City schools in a variety of roles from classroom teacher, curriculum developer, and assistant principal to teacher supervisor. Most recently, she was Director of Mathematics Instruction for Community School District #2. She participated in the creation of the Institute for Learning at the Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh. Content-Focused Coaching is one of the products of that collaboration.
Fritz C. Staub is a research scientist and lecturer in the Institute of Education at the University of Zrich. He is also associated with the University of Pittsburgh, as a research associate at the Learning Research and Development Center and as an international fellow with the Institute for Learning, where he was the original developer of Content-Focused Coaching, especially as it applies to mathematics.