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Mountain View teacher chosen to participate in leadership program

Benjamin Childers, Mountain View H.S. math teacher (Source: Marana Unified School District) Benjamin Childers, Mountain View H.S. math teacher (Source: Marana Unified School District)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Marana Unified School District teacher has been chosen to participate in pilot teacher leadership program. 

Benjamin Childers, a Mountain View H.S. math teacher, will be among the 150 teachers, chosen from six states, participating in the national Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI). 

The TLI is a collaboration of the National Education Association, The Center for Teaching Quality and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 

Long term goals for the initiative includes the following – define foundation competency for teacher leadership; develop relevant experiences and supports for the competencies; help teachers become leaders through participation in the process.

"This initiative will ultimately develop expertise and engage thousands of teacher-leaders in leadership work in schools, with NEA affiliates, and in state houses throughout the country—because every student should have the best possible educators in their schools." said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, in a recent release. "The program will prepare and support the next generation of our profession's leaders to meet the demands of a 21st century teaching professional and ensure the success of their students."

According to the TLI release participants will engage with an interactive curriculum designed and facilitated by other expert teachers. Their learning will take place on CTQ's Collaboratory platform and in face-to-face meetings. Once teacher leaders have been prepared, TLI will mobilize their leadership to help advance student learning, strengthen the teaching profession, and provide vision and direction to the Association.  In addition, the partners will develop systems to support their on-going professional growth.

"The initiative will call on the voices and expertise of accomplished teachers," said CTQ CEO Barnett Berry. "It's time to blur the lines of distinction between those who teach in schools and those who lead them."

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