INCS Teacher Leadership Cohort

Applications for 2023 INCS Teacher Leadership Cohort Has Launched 

Too often, teacher voice is missing from education policy discussions, yet who knows better than teachers the direction in which education should go?  That is why INCS launched the Teacher Leadership Cohort (TLC) in 2020 to build the capacity of charter public school teachers to advocate for themselves, their students, their schools and their communities. 

The application can be found here and is due on Sunday, November 20, 2022. The 2023 TLC will be announced at the 2022 INCS Charter Excellence Awards Reception.  All charter staff are invited.  RSVP here

The TLC aims to support the commitment and drive of charter teachers by providing leadership development opportunities to help them amplify their critical voices.

The TLC will include five professionally moderated training sessions, a stipend of $1500, and leadership and speaking opportunities. Over the past two years, over 80 charter teachers from all over the state have applied to participate.

The cohort will meet virtually January through May one Tuesday a month from 4:00 to 5:30 pm with one optional in person gathering in the spring.  The first meeting, January 24, will be 4:00 to 6:00 pm. 

To earn the stipend, cohort members must:

  • Attend each of the five sessions
  • Meet with one of their state elected officials
  • Write an op-ed

The objectives of the cohort are:

  • To elevate the voices of charter school teachers
  • To connect charter school teachers from around the state and create a network of activist teachers who successfully advocate for themselves, their students and for their schools
  • To create leadership opportunities for charter school teachers which will reinforce their commitment to charter schools
  • To increase the visibility and prestige of charter school teachers
  • To diversify the messages and messengers of the charter school community