Lead an Impact Team: Create lasting change for your school beyond the four walls of your classroom.

THE TEACHER LIASON:

The Teacher Liaison (TL) is a classroom teacher with at least 2 years of teaching experience who is seeking to create a wider impact within their school. They are interested in professional development in order to lead a team of their colleagues (The Impact Team). The TL and the school’s administrator will identify a school-specific need, and with the support of a TST Coach, will establish the vision and goals for their Impact Team. They will work over the course of the year to address the identified need and foster a staff culture of empowerment, commitment, trust and collective responsibility.

THE IMPACT TEAM:

A team of at least 4 full-time school faculty will enact lasting change for
students and their school. Led by the TL, this team will meet twice a month to
address a need within their school. (e.g. teacher mentorship, grade-level or
department instructional alignment, climate/culture initiatives, teacher-led
professional development etc). Through utilizing the TST Project Cycle, and data-driven practices, the Impact Team will work to collectively help meet
school-wide improvement goals.

The Model

The Commitments

TST Commitment:

  • Will provide leadership training for the Teacher Liaison (TL) through:
    • Fall Kickoff Training
    • Individual, virtual coaching sessions 2X per month for the TL to guide development of the Impact Team
    • Ongoing leadership training through Cohort Roundtables (1X weeknight per month, alternating virtual and in-person)
    • Bi-annual data reports which reflect on team progress and culture
  • Will provide the opportunity to build a community of teacher leaders across the city

The TL Commitments:

  • Identify an area of focus in conjunction with a school administrator
  • Build an Impact Team of at least 4 other faculty members
  • Work to build culture of trust, empowerment, commitment and collective responsibility amongst staff leading to teacher retention
  • Will engage in virtual coaching session 2X per month with their TST Coach
  • Will collect data 2X per year to determine effectiveness of Impact Team
  • Will attend TST Training (9/2/2020, 4:30-8PM)
  • Will attend all Cohort Roundtables (1X weeknight per month, alternating virtual and in-person)

Admin Commitments:

  •  Will work with Teacher Liaison (TL) to identify an area of focus based on school-wide goals
  • Will give Impact Team time and space to meet 2X per month
  • Will allow the TL to attend the 9/2 Training which begins promptly at 4:30PM
  • Will meet with TL at least 5X per year to maintain alignment between Impact Team and school-wide goals
  • Will allow TST to visit and observe Impact Team 2X per year
  • Will provide TL with $1000 stipend ($500/per semester)**

The Timeline

Now

Teacher & Administrator work together to develop an initial vision for the Impact Team, including focus area and intended outcomes



May 29th

Teacher Leader & Administrator submit collaborative application which includes school background, team vision and commitment review. 



Summer

With the support of TST, the Teacher Leader and Administrator will complete virtual onboarding and finalize team’s vision and goals. 



Sept 2nd

Teacher Leader will attend the TST Fall Kickoff Training from 4:30-8PM during which they will meet their cohort and their TST Coach 



INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR COACHING TEAM?

  • We are seeking high-performing teachers leaders who have previous leadership experience (e.g. running a grade-level or department team).
  • With ongoing guidance from our organization, the Coach will provide individualized support a TL as they build an Impact Team.
  • Through their work, Coaches gain skills in developing teacher leaders and the opportunity to expand their influence while continuing to work at their current job.