The idea of teacher leadership is not new; teachers have been leaders in their classrooms for centuries. However, with the growing need for more administrators, educational consultants, and leaders at many levels in education there has been a rise in the call for teachers to lead without leaving their classrooms. Often successful veteran teachers feel they need to make the jump to administration to continue their careers and grow in their efficacy and ability. That doesn’t have to be the case, and thanks to support from the Michigan Department of Education, the concept of Teacher Leadership has been blossoming in many wonderful ways around the state.

Heath Gauck, Matt McCullough, and Kelley Cusmano facilitated an amazing conversation about the roles teachers can play outside of their classrooms while still playing the vital role of teacher.

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