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Coaching and Mentoring Opportunities

First launched in the spring of 2013, the Teacher Leadership Innovation (TLI) program is a unique opportunity for teachers and school leaders to design and implement innovative teacher leadership roles. These roles allow a teacher to spend part of the day teaching and part of the day leading other adults in the building. Designed at the school level, with support from Central Office, TLI roles are specifically tailored to a school’s needs and priorities.

Teacher leaders receive release time as well as extensive professional development and coaching to help them be successful in their new role. Teacher leaders and principals participate in school visits, regular professional development focused on adult leadership, and one-on-one leadership coaching throughout the school year. The application process begins in December each year. For more information, contact Nina Oropeza.