Teacher Leader Academy

The Teacher Leader Academy recognizes that while good-to-great teachers are skilled in curriculum and instructional methods, many desire to strengthen their skills in strategic problem-solving, advocacy, education policy, utilization of technology and data, and collaboration with community stakeholders.

The Teacher Leader Academy enriches the teaching experience through expanded impact and influence, greater levels of collaboration and engagement, and renewed commitment to the profession. This model enables teacher leaders to collaboratively analyze and solve problems within and across school districts in order to become effective change-agents.

The program culminates with a capstone project in which participants work collaboratively to identify and solve site-based problems of practice. Executive Leadership and Teacher Leader alumni serve as mentors who are integral in guiding participants throughout the capstone process. Mentors assist the participants in identifying resources, developing solutions, and promoting advocacy.

The Leadership Institute of Nevada has opened applications for the 2024-2025 Executive Leadership and Teacher Leaders Academies.

Our institute has inspired educational leaders (teachers and administrators) to renew their commitment to the profession and bring about positive changes for the students and families of Nevada. Please apply and encourage your fellow educators to apply.

The Leadership Team looks forward to hearing from you. The links below provide the needed information. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Click here to view 2024-25 Teacher Leader Academy – FAQs

Click here to apply for the 2024-2025 Teacher Leader Academy

Click here to pay your Academy tuition.

Contact Dr. Brian Myli or Brenda Caszatt via email or by phone at 702-840-LION (5466) with any questions.

Teacher Leader Academy Faculty

Dr. Frederick M. Hess
Senior Founding Fellow
Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Dr. Liz City
Founding Fellow
Director of Education Leadership Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dr. Marguerite Roza
Founding Fellow
Director of Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University
Dr. Karen Mapp
Faculty Member
Faculty Director of Education Policy and Management Master’s Program at Harvard University
Alex Kajitani
Faculty Member
Speaker. Author. Teacher.
Former California State Teacher of the Year
Maddie Fennell
Faculty Member
Executive Director, Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice
Kaya Henderson
Faculty Member
Chief Executive Officer
Reconstruction
Jamie Meade
Faculty Member
Education Consultant – Veteran Educator
Dr. Brian Myli
Faculty Member
Senior Vice President of Institute Portfolio, LION
Dr. Michele Robinson
Director of Executive Learning
Brenda Caszatt
Executive Learning Facilitator
Zhan Okuda-Lim
Visiting Policy Fellow
Visiting Policy Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada

How the Teacher Leader Academy prepared me for educational advocacy.

Jordana McCudden
TLA Cohort 6

Teacher Leader Faculty Interviews

Maddie Fennell

Executive Director at The Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice AND Acting Executive Director, National Teachers Hall of Fame

April 19, 2024

Jamie Meade

Education Consultant | Veteran Educator

March 23, 2024

Dr. Karen Mapp

Senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Former Faculty Director of Education Policy and Management Master’s Program at Harvard University.

February 24, 2024

Dr. Liz City

Founding Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada
Director of Education Leadership Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education

November 4, 2023

Dr. Rick Hess

Senior Founding Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada
Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

October 14, 2023

Alex Kajitani

Speaker. Author. Teacher.
Former California State Teacher of the Year

September 30, 2023