Educator Development and Equity

Teacher Leadership

Published: 10/1/2019 8:10 AM

Throughout the career pathway, educational professionals weave in and out of formal and informal leadership roles.  It is through these roles teachers, principals, and administrators effectively impact the growth of self, students, peers, school culture, and their local, state, and global community. 

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​Todd Davis
Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
Division of Educator Preparation and Certification
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5846 ext: 4537
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Definition of Teacher Leadership:
Teacher leaders transform their classrooms, schools, and profession, activating teacher growth and achieving equity and excellence for students.

Framework Spheres:
The framework contains six spheres or dimensions, each describing a set of dispositions, core beliefs, knowledge base, requisite skills and unique roles for teacher leaders.  While the spheres are interrelated, with each one broadening the stage for teacher leadership, it is not expected that individual teachers will fulfill every role. Rather, these six spheres suggest multiple roles for teacher leaders. Dispositions are enriched as teacher leaders work within the various spheres.



Kentucky Teacher Leadership Framework


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