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CTQ announces 2014-2015 teacherpreneurs

CTQ announces the 2014-2015 teacherpreneurs, expert teachers whose workweeks are divided between teaching students and designing systems-level solutions for public education.

This year's cohort is Brianna Crowley, high school English teacher in Derry Township School District, Pennsylvania; Jessica Cuthbertson, 8th grade literacy teacher in Aurora Public Schools, Colorado; Deidra Gammill, high school English teacher in Petal School District, Mississippi; Nancy Gardner, high school English teacher in Mooresville Graded School District, North Carolina; Julie Hiltz, media specialist in Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida; Cheryl Redfield, 8th grade English teacher in Gilbert Public Schools, Arizona; and Ali Wright, high school math teacher in Fayette County Schools, Kentucky.

Three remaining teacherpreneurs, Paul Barnwell, digital media and English teacher in Jefferson County Schools, Kentucky; Rachel Evans, 8th grade language arts teacher in Seattle Public Schools, Washington; and Lauren Hill, high schools English teacher in Frankfort County Schools, Kentucky, are being sponsored by their districts or other agencies with CTQ providing coaching and other supports for their work. 

For the past four years, CTQ has tested out the teacherpreneur concept—“buying out” half of teachers’ time so they can innovate and advance other important work. And teacherpreneurs do just that, applying their ingenuity and expertise to the most pressing issues in K12 education... all while continuing to teach.

The model is spreading with more than 50 Teaching Partners in hybrid leadership roles in Aurora Public Schools, Colorado and 30 Hybrid Teacher Leaders in Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida. 

CTQ teacherpreneurs are advocating for thoughtful Common Core implementation, mobilizing teacher leaders in policy conversations, designing and facilitating collaboration and professional learning, and so much more. See how teacherpreneurs are leading in their schools, districts, and beyond. 

Curious to learn how your school or district could benefit from teacherpreneur roles? Reach out for more info.