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Let the Librarians Lead

SAU #2, New Hampshire

As the only educators in the building who see all students in every academic area for the entirety of their student experience, librarians are poised to be instructional leaders who can make meaningful change in their schools. When the US Department of Education put forth a call for proposals for th...

Topics: Literacy, professional development, Teacher Leadership Positions / Roles

“Grow Your Own” Teacher Prep Program in Rural Wisconsin

District of Mauston, Wisconsin - High School

Mauston High School Teacher Leah Lechleiter-Luke was seeing firsthand the difficulty of attracting teachers to her rural school district in Mauston, WI, and the strain the teacher shortages were putting on her district. She and her team endeavored to solve this problem by creating a high-school-to-t...

Topics: Career Pathways, Mentoring, Pre-Service Teachers/Teacher Prep

Transforming Teacher Retention through Mentorship

South Dakota Schools, South Dakota - Higher Education

Sharla Steever, a Learning Specialist, wanted to address the critical need for teacher retention in her rural district, particularly within its higher-needs schools. Sharla and her team created partnerships between new teachers and experienced teacher mentors to help aid in navigating complex studen...

Topics: equity, Mentoring, Whole Child

Sustainable Funding for Teacher Leaders

School District of Lee County, Florida

District Coordinator Helen Davis Martin knew her district in Fort Myers, FL needed to address sustainable career pathways for teacher leaders. Helen and her team came together at the Washington, D.C. Teach to Lead Summit to create sustainable funding sources for teacher leader roles created within h...

Topics: Career Pathways, professional development, Teacher Leadership Positions/Roles

Strengthening Partnerships: Forming a Teacher Action Committee

Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland - Early Childhood Education

Talented and Gifted Teacher and Instructional Program Coordinator Karuna Skariah, NBCT, believed classroom teachers in her community in Lanham, MD craved a stronger and more purposeful relationship with the CEO and central office of the Board of Education. They wanted to have their voices heard dire...

Topics: Coaching/Peer Observation, Curriculum, Teacher Leadership Positions/Roles

Lifting Up Educators in Rural Mississippi

New Albany City, Mississippi - High School

Mississippi State Teacher of the Year Mary Margarett King is no stranger to teacher leadership and is a powerful advocate for lifting up the voices of teachers in her community. She and her team wanted to find a way to create opportunities for teachers to serve as leaders from the classroom, and sou...

Topics: Policy - Teacher Voice, Teacher Leadership Training

Leveraging Partnerships To Strengthen New Teachers

Harrison School District Two, Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO Instructional Coordinator Dawn-Antoinette Thomas recognized that  increasing numbers of new hires to Harrison School District Two each year were straining the district’s available resources for new staff training. She and her team proposed that they make strategic use of exis...

Topics: Mentoring, Pre-Service Teachers/Teacher Prep, Teacher Leadership Positions/Roles

Helping Students in Trauma and Poverty Be Successful

Columbus City Schools, Ohio - Elementary

Ohio Avenue Elementary School teacher leader, Jessica Bedra, believes that Teacher Leadership means looking at a bigger picture and seeing how to make it better for everyone involved. It means taking action where action is needed. This Columbus City teacher and her team are taking action by helping ...

Topics: School Climate, Whole Child

Empowering Critical Friends for Change

Freire Charter School District, Pennsylvania - High School

Science Educator and Instructional Coach Jason Falconio recognized a dual problem in his school district:  student attrition and teacher turnover. Jason and his Teach to Lead team wanted to address these problems in multiple ways--expanding a mentoring program, increasing the number of teacher ment...

Topics: Community, Policy - Teacher Voice, Teacher Leadership Positions/Roles

Developing Socio-Emotional Skills in a Diverse School Environment

Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland - Elementary

Clare Kruft’s team from Norwood Elementary School in Dundalk, MD is focused on developing their students’ capacities for social problem-solving, empathy, and self-reflection in the school setting. They believe that mastery of these key socio-emotional skills is essential for students to do their...

Topics: School Climate, Teacher Leadership Positions/Roles, Whole Child