Teaching starts with heart. We are a team and a community of educators who help to cultivate, sustain, and rebuild the love for teaching and learning through mentoring, year long celebrations, and community. Who better to nurture your love of teaching and learning than other educators? We believe in acknowledging the value and impact of all educators. While we primarily coach and mentor teachers, our services (especially celebrations) includes everyone who contributes to the culture, climate, and experience for students.
Our coaching model was developed through collective observations and experiences with researched best practices. However, we recognize the determining factor in effective instruction is often based on a subjective observer's "look fors" and student results. To align our efforts and adequately track student growth, we cross walk our LEAD rubric with the evaluator's assessment tool & tracker student learning. Teaching is a skill that can be developed with intentional and purposeful practice, accountability, action, and structure. If you have the will, we can teach and coach you the skills needed to be an effective teacher.
Our mission is to enhance every student's educational experience by providing a global approach to coaching, which includes mentoring, community, and celebrating teachers to foster their love of teaching. We believe that children will be positively impacted when they have a teacher who has the heart for this work. We are a community of educators who will help educators of various levels embrace and navigate some of the complexities of education.
Do we have all of the answers? No. But we are here to encourage, uplift, and develop each other through community.
Founded in 2019 by a small group of educators and families, Teachers LEAD operates under the premise of supporting those who support our children. For us, this is more than instructional support. The primary concern is (and our mission is grounded in) retention of the best educators. Countless programs are in place to support students both academically and with social emotional health. As we researched and learned more about how students were being supported, coupled with the additional expectations for teachers to provide these supports the question arose: who is taking care of the people who are taking care of our children?
Additionally, the transition to virtual teaching and learning opened a window for teachers to vocalize their concerns regarding how the numerous expectations of educators impacted mental health. Virtual and hybrid instruction has contributed to a drastic increase in teachers leaving the profession and/or providing insight into some aspects that are lacking in education. Beyond Teacher Appreciation Week (which is hit or miss) we saw the increased need for educator support. With this information, many people focused on the stories of why educators are leaving the profession, but we decided to focus on why they stay. This approach was within our realm of influence and as an community we can begin to address larger issues within the professions ideally through partnerships with schools and districts.
Are you looking to strengthen your skills and practice the many changing instructional practices educators must navigate? Or are you a newbie and looking for practical exposure and practice of effective teaching strategies? Maybe you are a leader looking for ways to manage, develop, and strengthen your teacher's instructional practice and collaborative culture while connecting and building a community of support and celebration? Or maybe you only want to build or strengthen a culture of celebration and need someone to do the leg work and who will bring unique ideas with quality, personalized products and experiences.
Whatever your needs, let's contact and see how we can we help! And it's ok if you don't know exactly what you need - we can be your thought partner and help you to determine the best way to have the best school year.
Effective teaching takes skill;
Great teaching takes heart!
We are always looking for others who share our passion for improving the educational experience for everyone. We partner with businesses, organizations, school districts, families, and individual educator to build and strengthen our community. We strive to have a learn from all stakeholders and consistently improve our approach and services. As a non-profit organization, we rely on donations to maintain operations, but there are so many other ways you can help.