“This initiative will ultimately develop expertise and engage thousands of teacher leaders in leadership work in schools – because every student should have the best possible educators in their schools.”

— NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia

We are grateful for the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Ford Foundation to develop and pilot the TLI program.

We are seeking additional support to reach more aspiring teacher leaders across the country in coming years as we seek to recruit, retain, and prepare a more diverse pool of candidates. Specifically, we are looking to expand the number of participant states and develop an “urban” teacher cohort in sites including Columbus, Ohio and Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Do you share our vision for teachers leading the profession? If so, we welcome the opportunity to speak to you about ways to support the growth of this groundbreaking initiative. Please contact us at TLI@nea.org.