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 closed applications for the 2022-2023 Executive Leadership and Teacher Leaders Academies. Check back in March for applications for the 2023 – 2024 cohort. 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 2022-23 Teacher Leader Academy – FAQs

Click here to apply for the program: 2022-2023 Teacher Leader Academy Application

Click here to pay your Academy tuition.

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

Teacher Leader Academy Faculty

Rick Hess
Senior Founding Fellow
Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Dr. Marguerite Roza
Founding Fellow
Director of Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University
Maddie Fennell
Faculty Member
Executive Director, Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice
Alex Kajitani
Faculty Member
Former California State Teacher of the Year

“I would tell anybody that was considering this program, do it. If you have the time, make the time, do it… because it’s life changing and it’s career changing.”

DiSheen Smith
TLA Cohort 6