The Goal

Help teachers leaders identify solutions for the needs of students within their schools.

The Program

This program is designed to develop and support teacher leaders at individual school sites. At Teaching Supporting Teachers, our belief in the empowerment of Chicago educators drives everything we do.  The TST model is an organic, but data-driven support system to development.  Due to the myriad needs of school operation, too little time is devoted to developing and retaining teaching talent.  Teachers Supporting Teachers seeks to remove that burden from school leaders and work collaboratively to create a robust development plan via a cohort learning model.  Through cyclical processes, data-driven thinking, mentorship, and reflection, we will positively impact the teaching communities of the schools we work in.  

Our Support Programs

Our Impact



Ongoing programming in 21 schools this school year


In 2017-2018 we impacted over 4,500 students, 70% of which live below the poverty line


In a school with less than a 50% retention rate, 8/9 teachers who worked with TST returned the following year


After working with TST, a school’s 5E survey results improved from yellow to green in the areas of:

Supportive Environment

Ambitious Instruction
Collaboration between teachers