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.