Teacher Leadership

Teacher Leadership

Teacher leaders are the foundation of our leadership pipeline as they assume a wide range of roles to support student and school success. Opportunities are available for current teachers within the context of their role and as they prepare for advancement, demonstrating the DOE's commitment to teacher leadership.

The programs described below are targeted to assist current and aspiring teacher leaders with enhancing their skills and furthering their own professional development.

Opportunities for Teachers Interested in Teacher Leadership

ProgramDescriptionDurationApplication Deadline
Common Core Fellowship (CCF)Intensive professional development that prepares teachers to become Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) experts by evaluating and developing a robust set of resources aligned to the CCLS to share within their network and citywide1 yearAdditional information regarding the application process will be made available in February 2014
Lead Teacher (LT)In the classroom half time, LTs create demonstration sites for best practices.  LTs spend the remainder of their time facilitating teacher teams as well as demonstrating new curriculum and pedagogical strategies.1 yearThe 2014-15 application will be available in spring 2014
New Teacher MentoringThe mentor's role is to promote the growth and development of new teachers to improve student learning by providing instructional coaching and non-evaluative feedback.1 yearSchool based postings; deadlines vary
Teacher Leadership Program (TLP)Strengthening content knowledge, coaching, and facilitative skills are the key elements of this program for teachers already serving in school-based leadership roles 1 year Application process will open in March 2014 and will be due by April 2014
Relay Graduate School of Education (GSE) Instructional School Leadership (ISLP)This program serves as an entry point for teacher leaders interested in pursuing a path to school leadership with a specific focus on honing strong instructional leadership skills that drive better outcomes for students1 yearApplication process is currently open and closes on May 15, 2014
Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF)Awarded to the DOE in September 2012 by the U.S. Department of Education, the grant provides additional resources over the next four years to pilot new teacher leadership roles in select high-need middle schools 1 yearApplications for 2013-14 is now closed and will re-open next year

Opportunities for Teachers Interested in Exploring School Leadership

ProgramDescriptionDurationApplication Deadline
Relay Graduate School of Education (GSE) Instructional School Leadership (ISLP) Pilot This program serves as an entry point for teacher leaders interested in pursuing a path to school leadership with a specific focus on honing strong instructional leadership skills that drive better outcomes for students.2 year Application process is currently open and closes on May 15, 2014
New Leaders (NL) Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)Provides teachers, instructional coaches and other school leaders with hands-on, on-the-job training that deepens their adult leadership skills.2 yearsApplication process is currently open and closes on May 12, 2014
Teacher Leadership Program (TLP)Builds the capacity of DOE teacher leaders to facilitate school-based professional learning communities that provide their colleagues with ongoing professional growth focused on effective classroom instruction and collaborative learning and problem solving.1 yearApplication process will open in March 2014 and will due by April 2014
NYC Leadership Academy (NYCLA) - NYCDOE Leadership Advancement Program (LAP) This is a innovative School Building Leader (SBL) certification program with intense focus on preparing teacher leaders, who currently serve in school-based leadership roles, to become school administrators2 years, including part time residency Application process will open on February 10, 2014 and closes on March 7, 2014