Overview | Candidate | Application Process | Principal Endorsement 

You already make a tremendous impact on your classroom and your students. With the Leading Educators Fellowship, learn how to become an exceptional team leader and broaden your impact.

What do successful candidates for the Fellowship look like?

  • strive for greater impact in their current school roles
  • have an unwavering commitment to educational equity
  • possess a firm belief that all children can achieve at high levels
  • actively seek opportunities to leverage strengths and develop areas for growth—both as a teacher and as a leader

Candidates play diverse roles in their schools. While some are Lead Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, and Department Chairs, others are Culture Coaches and Grade Level Chairs. Although their roles encompass a breadth of responsibilities, successful candidates share a commitment to helping all students achieve.

What are the requirements for participation in the Fellowship as a teacher leader?

  • Formal or informal responsibility for impacting the student results of at least two other faculty members
  • Outstanding results as a teacher as measured by classroom observations and student achievement
  • A minimum of two years of full-time classroom teaching experience
  • Commitment to current school during the two-year program tenure
  • Position in a public, open enrollment school where 70% of students receive free or reduced-priced meals
  • Principal support, demonstrated via completion of the Principal Endorsement


What is Leading Educators looking for in the application and interview process?

Leading Educators looks for certain core competencies in choosing all candidates for the Fellowship. These competencies include the following, as defined in the Leadership Competency Framework that guides our work in teacher leadership:

  • Demonstrated exceptional results in student learning
  • Instructional Excellence
  • Alignment to the Leading Educators Core Values of Equity, Service, Community, Growth, and Results
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Management
  • Communication


Overview | Candidate | Application Process | Principal Endorsement