Lead Teachers are educators who guide the educator team in sharing responsibility for all elements of student support, instructional planning, and delivery (e.g., lesson planning, instruction, data analysis); lead the team in maintaining high expectations for student learning; and ensure the team functions at a high level to serve all learners by strength and need. They make space for sharing team members’ ideas and innovations to improve student learning. They co-plan, co-teach, model, coach, and give feedback to their team members. They also interact directly with students.
This description of the Lead Teacher role is intended to be customized based on the unique needs of each school district. It was co-created with our partners in Kyrene School District and Mesa Public Schools and is informed by Opportunity Culture’s Multi-Classroom Leader role.