The 2014 contract created an expanded career ladder for teachers, offering them opportunities and time to be instructional leaders and compensation for their time and commitment. These roles support schools' ability to:
- Provide teachers with meaningful ways to grow their careers. Teachers with effective teaching practices can move onto a clearly articulated career pathway for growth, which encourages our best teachers to stay in the classroom longer.
- Ensure that excellent instruction is prioritized across the city now and in the future. Teacher leader roles can augment the important work of developing teacher practice through peer support, collaboration, and leadership.
- Create a culture of shared leadership that bolsters collaboration. Teacher leaders can expand their reach beyond the classroom by sharing best practices with colleagues and facilitating deeper collaboration within and across schools.