In the Teacher Practice Networks (TPN), classroom teachers become teacher leaders. They learn to lead professional learning for colleagues and to share practices grounded in their own classroom instruction. In this special series on teacher leadership, we amplify teachers’ voices as they tell their personal stories on becoming teacher leaders and their rewarding experiences helping teachers and students in classrooms, in their community and beyond.
North Miami Senior High School, Miami-Dade, FL
Years of teaching: 8
We put the TPN spotlight on Facing History and Ourselves teacher leader Ebony Davis.
Ebony’s journey began as a Facing History and Ourselves teacher, learning to teach in meaningful ways that help students connect history to the moral choices they confront in their own lives. She quickly propelled into her role as a teacher leader, empowered and supported to guide her peers in Facing History practices, while deepening her knowledge as a teacher. The CFTL asked Ebony to talk about her journey to becoming a teacher leader, and here is what she shared.
LISA Academy, Little Rock, AR
We put the TPN spotlight on Arkansas Public School Resource Center teacher leader Suzanne Rogers.
Meet educator Suzanne Rogers, who plays many roles as AP English teacher, English language arts coach, and Director of Professional Development at LISA Academy, a charter school system based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Suzanne is also a teacher leader for Arkansas Public School Resource Center, which participates in the Teacher Practice Networks (TPN), and an educator influencer in Common Core and technology.