For more information, go to:

MTA’s Website – Teacher Leadership Opportunity


Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI)

The Massachusetts Teachers Association, in collaboration with the National Education Association, the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and the Center for Teaching Quality, is seeking 25 to 30 MTA members to participate in the 2014-2015 school year pilot of the Teacher Leadership Initiative. The program will include educators from 10 states.

Who Can Apply?

MTA members are invited to apply for the NEA Teacher Leadership Initiative Pilot Year Two. TLI is for educators aspiring to mobilize their leadership to help advance student learning, strengthen the teaching profession, and provide vision and direction to their association. The TLI partners will develop systems to support ongoing professional growth in instructional, policy and association leadership.


The goal is for participating teachers to become leaders in the profession, with the knowledge, skills and core values to meet the demands of the teaching profession in the 21st century.

Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI) Training Program

The Year Two participants, 300 will be selected nationwide, will participate in a comprehensive leadership training program. It will include a field-based Capstone Project blending instructional leadership, policy leadership and union leadership. Participants will focus on four key policy areas: Common Core, School Redesign, Social Justice and Equity and Educator Evaluation. Much of the training will be online, with at least two face-to-face statewide meetings.

Nearly 200 participants from six states, including 17 from Massachusetts, are currently participating in the hugely successful Year One Pilot.


Teachers selected will receive a stipend of $1,000 for completing their capstone project.

Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI) Flyer

Use this flyer to inform your colleagues of the NEA Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI).

Information is also available at Teacher Leadership Initiative on the MTA website.

Application Deadline and “Leading” Video

Application deadline : August 20, 2014.

Video produced by Six One Seven studios.


Massachusetts Teachers Association | (617) 878-8362 | ggilardi@massteacher.org

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For more information, go to:
MTA’s Website – Teacher Leadership Opportunity