What does teacher-leadership look like when teachers lead a team while continuing to teach? For four pioneering multi-classroom leaders in high-need elementary, middle, and high schools, it starts with taking accountability for up to 500 students and leading a collaborative teaching team toward higher growth and personalized learning for all those students.
These teacher-leaders took on roles in some of the first Opportunity Culture schools as multi-classroom leaders (MCLs). MCLs keep teaching while leading a team, providing support through co-planning, coaching, co-teaching, and team collaboration. In a new series of vignettes and an accompanying video from Public Impact, these multi-classroom leaders share their view of their roles, the actions they took to lead their teams, mistakes they made, and how they recovered.