Aspiring Teacher Leader Hub

Teacher Leadership and Collaboration offers multiple pathways into the Senior Team Lead role. If you are interested in leading in your school, or elsewhere in the district, please explore the resources below.

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Teacher Leader Roles

While there are multiple pathways to teacher leaders roles, below we have highlighted current teacher leader roles and a possible progression for increased impact and responsibilities.

ambassador

The New Teacher Ambassador (NTA) is a teacher who, in addition to providing high-quality instruction in their own classroom, magnifies their impact by providing resources and supports to new teachers in their building. The NTA provides social emotional and school-based logistical support to teachers new to DPS, including both novice and experienced, in order to build a sense of community, belonging, and understanding if their role.

team-specialist

The Team Specialist is a teacher who, in addition to providing high-quality instruction in their own classroom, magnifies their impact by facilitating collaborative team time to support a team or sub-team of teachers in developing their ability to deliver joyful, rigorous and  personalized instruction that leads to high academic achievement.

regional

The Regional Team Specialist (RTS) is a teacher who, in addition to providing high-quality instruction in their own school, magnifies their impact by facilitating collaborative time for a cohort of teachers in developing their ability to deliver joyful, rigorous and personalized instruction that leads to high achievement. The RTS leads a group of teachers in an aligned content area across multiple schools who may not otherwise have opportunities to collaborate in similar content or focus areas.

team-lead

The Senior Team Lead (STL) is a teacher who, as a member of the Instructional Leadership Team, plays a critical role in helping a school reach their student achievement goals. The Senior Team Lead spends part of the day providing high-quality instruction in their own classroom as a teacher, and part of the day developing a team of teachers’ ability to deliver joyful, rigorous and personalized instruction that leads to high academic achievement. As an expert in their content area, Senior Team Leads facilitate collaborative team time, provide 1-on-1 observation and coaching to their peers, and facilitate the end-to-end LEAP growth and performance evaluation for each teacher on their team.