Teacher Leadership Innovation Program Director


Leading Educators develops teacher-leaders in order to increase faculty effectiveness, retain talented educators, and ultimately raise student achievement in high-need schools. We aim to ensure that public education successfully trains its middle leaders, to extend the reach of our best teachers and bolster the pipeline of future principals.

Our flagship program is a two-year Fellowship where teacher-leaders engage in frequent leadership development sessions and strengthen their ability to coach and provide feedback to other teachers. Results from the last academic year show that teams led by New Orleans Fellows demonstrated 12 times more growth on state tests than their counterparts. Similarly, teams led by Kansas City Fellows demonstrated 5 times more growth on state tests than their counterparts.

Leading Educators also offers customized consulting to districts, charter management organizations (CMOs), and non-profit organizations through our Strategic Support Initiatives (SSI). This contract-based work may include delivery of training modules; consulting on teacher-leader recruitment, selection, and retention; or developing the capacity of external trainers.

Leading Educators has trained over 600 teacher-leaders in programs in New Orleans, Kansas City, Houston, Washington, D.C. and Denver. Building on success in these regions, Leading Educators is assembling an ambitious team to continue our national expansion.


The Teacher Leadership Innovation (TLI) Program Director provides essential leadership in managing the TLI Leadership Coaches, building strong relationships with school and district partners, and guiding the Teacher Leadership Innovation Schools program development, delivery, and evaluation in the region. In addition, the Program Director is responsible for directly coaching a cadre of teacher leaders and principals. The position reports to the VP of Strategic Support Initiatives (SSI) and will have the following responsibilities:

Coaching and Coach Management

  • Leads the team of TLI Leadership coaches by facilitating regular team meetings
  • Monitors TLI Leadership Coaches’ progress toward performance and development goals
  • Develops and manages full time TLI Leadership Coaches to ensure effective execution of the coaching model
  • Provides direct coaching to participants and their principals
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the Leading Educators TLI Coaching Model and identifies opportunities for continuous improvement in conjunction with the National SSI Team.
  • Manages, develops, and refines coaching tools and resources in conjunction with the National SSI Team

Thought Partnership

  • Collaborates with National SSI team and advise district partners on best practices on teacher leadership development
  • Continually evaluates and extracts new learnings from ongoing TLI work
  • Shares innovations with National SSI team to advance and create program offerings

Formal Trainings

  • Provides direct delivery of trainings as needed
  • Evaluates training sessions by surveying participants and directly observing sessions using the Leading Educators rubric for excellent sessions
  • Ensures that external trainers and internal staff deliver high-quality training sessions by conducting planning meetings, participating in dry-run sessions, conducting observations of actual sessions, and providing feedback to Session Facilitators

Team Leader Impact Projects

  • Responsible for the successful implementation of Team Leader Impact Projects
  • Tracks and evaluates the success of the Team Leader Impact Projects throughout the year in order to adjust the regional program as necessary
  • Provides continuous improvement feedback loops for the Team Leader Impact Project model

Models Values

  • Models Leading Educators values: Equity, Service, Community, Growth, and Results.
  • Strategically creates a strong cohort culture among TLI coaches and teacher leaders aligned to the Leading Educator values
  • Models office expectations

The TLI Program Director may be required to participate in additional events that occur outside of the normal Monday through Friday work schedule.


The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to improving high needs schools through coaching and training. The candidate should also possess the following:

  • Master’s degree required
  • Significant teaching and leadership experience in a high-performing, urban public school
  • Successful experience coaching and assessing adults within a given framework that enables skill development
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with data driven instruction methods
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others to meet ambitious goals
  • Knowledge of the school improvement context and of current, effective innovations in education
  • Discretion in protecting the confidentiality of participants and schools
  • Enthusiasm for being assessed and initiative in seeking feedback on performance as a coach
  • Strong sense of purpose regarding social justice and/or educational equity

How to apply

Please prepare a cover letter with current salary, along with separate resume
in MSWord .DOC format, in order to complete the online application form:


Washington, District of Columbia
Leading Educators