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Teacher Leadership Council

Mission:
To promote the improvement of education for the students of

Regional School District #10 by empowering educators in four professional areas: 1) advocacy, 2) communication, 3) leadership, and 4) outreach.

Vision:
The Teacher Leadership Council exists to encourage educators to become actively involved in the leadership and advocacy of RSD10 Educators. The council facilitates greater communication and understanding regarding state and local educational policies and goals by providing opportunities for teachers to communicate with each other, central office administration, educational leaders, and representatives from the communities we serve. Through this council teachers will participate in professional discourse and be empowered to influence district level decision making for the benefit of our students.

Goals:

Advocacy - To increase professional awareness and provide encouragement for teachers in each school to lead.

Communication - To foster communication between schools and district stakeholders with a teacher voice and perspective.

Leadership - To promote and support teacher leadership within and beyond the school setting.

Outreach -  To build relationships between school, district, and community partners. 



Membership: 

Interested teachers should complete the attached application and submit it to their building administrator for endorsement. The Teacher Leadership Council is to be comprised of individuals that exhibit leadership qualities and are interested in working collaboratively with district level administrators and community members to improve teaching and learning in Regional School District #10. Annually, an invitation will be forwarded to the current and previous year’s comprised of individuals that exhibit leadership qualities and are interested in working collaboratively with district level administrators and community members to improve teaching and learning in Regional School District #10. Annually, an invitation will be forwarded to the current and previous year’s Teacher of the Year to join the council.

comprised of individuals that exhibit leadership qualities and are interested in working collaboratively with district level administrators and community members to improve teaching and learning in Regional School District #10. Annually, an invitation will be forwarded to the current and previous year’s Teacher of the Year to join the council.

The Director of Student Learning will select members from interested applicants with special attention to equal designation from each school and a variety of grade levels and subject areas being represented. No more than 12 members will be selected.

The council will meet as a whole ve times a year and is chaired jointly by the Director for Student Learning and a Teacher Leader as selected by the council. Teachers will be excused from teaching responsibilities so that the council may convene during the school day. Teachers are asked to commit to the Teacher Leadership Forum for two years. In this first year, teachers will establish norms for the group and actions to be carried out regarding membership rotation and responsibilities to ensure longevity of the council.