Results: All Stories (13 Profiles)

Let the Librarians Lead

SAU #2, New HampshirePostsecondary

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.

Topics: Literacy, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership Positions / Roles

“Grow Your Own” Teacher Prep Program in Rural Wisconsin

District of Mauston, Wisconsin

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.

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

Transforming Teacher Retention through Mentorship

South Dakota Schools, South DakotaPostsecondary

Sharla Steever, a Learning Specialist, wanted to address the critical need for teacher retention in her rural district, particularly within its higher-needs schools.

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.

Topics: Career Pathways, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership Positions/Roles

Strengthening Partnerships: Forming a Teacher Action Committee

Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland

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.

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

Lifting Up Educators in Rural Mississippi

New Albany City, Mississippi

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.

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.

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

Helping Students in Trauma and Poverty Be Successful

Columbus City Schools, Ohio

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.

Topics: School Climate, Whole Child

Empowering Critical Friends for Change

Freire Charter School District, Pennsylvania

Science Educator and Instructional Coach Jason Falconio recognized a dual problem in his school district: student attrition and teacher turnover.

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

Developing Socio-Emotional Skills in a Diverse School Environment

Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland

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.

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