Leading Educators helps build my capacity as a leader. My leadership coach ensures that guidance is tailored to my particular needs instead of using a cookie-cutter approach. School visits help me to get a glimpse at what other educators are doing. Meeting with other Fellows helps me to understand different perspectives. All of these things, help make me a better leader.- Kelsi Brooks, Cohort 2011
Through a two-year Fellowship, Leading Educators develops the leadership capacity of teacher-leaders such as grade level and department chairs. The Fellowship includes frequent leadership development sessions, in-school coaching, and small-group collaborative sessions. Training emphasizes building a teacher’s ability to coach and provide feedback to other teachers. Learn more about our Fellowship and Strategic Support Initiative programs.
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