The US Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards created Teach to Lead, which aims to develop teachers as leaders. Boston was selected along with two other cities to host the summit, during which ideas and resources will be shared and an action plan will be developed in order to achieve that development.
The Boston Public School system has provided and supported different ways for teachers to develop their leadership. It has also encouraged the sharing of best teaching practices among teachers.
One of the nonprofits on our slate, Teach Plus, has a partnership with Boston Public Schools. This and other partnerships make the teacher leadership strategy successful. Because there are opportunities to lead within the classroom, Boston is an attractive location for new educators. This is part of the district’s strategy for attracting new educators and retaining current successful educators.
Teach Plus has been selected to host the Boston Teacher Leadership Summit in January. Executive Director of Teach Plus Massachusetts, Lindsay Sobel, says “Teacher leadership can influence and ensure sound education policy in schools, districts and states. Diverse programs like our T3 Initiative have catalyzed school turnaround efforts locally.”
SheGives connects committed, inquisitive, engaged donors with a slate of diligenced nonprofits in the Greater Boston area. We provide members with relevant data about the nonprofits in our portfolio and an opportunity to meet directly with our nonprofits’ Executive Directors and senior staff in small settings that promote in-depth q&a’s and, ultimately, informed giving. Giving is personally driven, but because we give side-by-side our collective impact is greater. See a list of the vetted nonprofits selected for our slate here.