Leading Educators helped build my capacity as a leader. My leadership coach ensured that guidance was tailored to my particular needs instead of using a cookie-cutter approach. School visits helped me to glimpse what other educators are doing. Meeting with other Fellows helped me to understand different perspectives. All of these things helped make me a better leader.- Kelsi Brooks, Cohort 2011
In partnership with the Aspen Institute, our series of white papers aim to provide districts a road map for getting traction with teacher leadership. The series includes case studies of successful teacher leadership in Denver Public Schools, Tennessee, and Noble Schools in Chicago.
Leading Educators trains our best teachers to lead their colleagues in the pursuit of student success. By investing in middle leaders, schools will better support new teachers and build pipelines of future school leaders. Teacher-leadership has the power to truly transform our schools. Learn More
Teacher-leaders are successful classroom teachers who take on additional responsibilities as leaders of other teachers. They are a school’s middle managers, the integral piece between administration and classroom teachers. Teacher-leaders play diverse roles: Department and Grade Level Chairs, Team Leaders, Mentor Teachers, and Deans. Leading Educators believes that with the proper knowledge, skills, and mindsets, teacher-leaders can drastically impact their team’s culture and their students’ academic achievement. Learn More