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The Teacher Leadership Competencies

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The Teacher Leadership Competencies are designed to fulfill a charge: to frame a vision for transformative teacher leadership and express that vision in a set of competencies that teachers can use as a resource for identification, reflection, guidance, and inspiration. The competencies can serve as guideposts for teachers to learn about their own beliefs, dispositions, and talents and expand their reach, taking action that advances student learning and the teaching profession. 

The standards address three vital pathways: association, instructional, and policy leadership. 

This document was developed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and National Education Association (NEA) as part of their Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI) partnership. TLI is a new leadership development program for teachers passionate about leading the profession.

Foundational documents for the development process included the NEA Leadership Competencies as well as the Teacher Leader Model Standards developed by the Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium. The Teacher Leadership Competencies is a document created thanks largely to the experience and insightful contributions of the following teacher leaders: Jennifer Barnett, Mauro Diaz, Sandy Merz, Cheryl Redfield, Tammy Wawro, and Blake West.