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Are you an experienced, effective teacher who is looking for the next professional challenge? Are you looking for recognition as an excellent teacher? Are you looking to work with a collaborative team of like-minded peers to demonstrate the power of teaching to eliminate the achievement gap?
As a T3 teacher leader, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a team of high-performing, dedicated teachers. You will be trained as a cohort in strategies that have been used by other highly effective teacher teams. You’ll be part of a broader improvement strategy in a school that supports quality teaching and teacher leadership. You’ll be able to take on leadership roles without leaving the classroom. The T3 Initiative offers a path toward mastery in urban teaching and in teacher leadership.
Minimum qualifications include at least three years of teaching experience in a high poverty or high-needs school and a track record of effectiveness with students. Selection criteria also include evidence of skills and competencies that are required for success in a turnaround environment.
For the 2013-2014 school year, the T3 Initiative is partnering with Boston Public Schools, Fall River (Massachusetts) Public Schools, and the District of Columbia Public Schools.
- Boston Public Schools:Boston Public Schools: T3 is partnering with the following schools: Dearborn Middle School, Dever-McCormack K-8 School, Holland Elementary School, Mattahunt Elementary School, Orchard Gardens K-8 School, Roger Clap Innovation School, Sarah Greenwood K-8 School, and Umana K-8 Academy
- Fall River Public Schools**: T3 is partnering with Viveiros Elementary School.
- District of Columbia Public Schools: T3 is in its first year of partnership with Kelly Miller Middle School, Marie Reed Elementary School, and the Walker Jones Education Campus.
For more information on the schools, principals, and districts, please visit:
The T3 application process is designed to be a fair and comprehensive way of assessing a teacher’s readiness to be a teacher leader.
Part 1 – Written application
The written application asks about your leadership experience and qualifications as well as your use of data in assessing your students. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to start your application.
Part 2 – Interview Day
You will be notified by email if you have been invited to participate in the next phase of the application process, the interview day. The interview day includes an individual interview and participation in a team-based activity. You will be required to bring materials to the interview day that will enable you to discuss student growth over a period of time in your classroom. Staff from Teach Plus and other partners will be involved in evaluating candidates during the interview day activities, including the principals.
Part 3 – Phone Interview
Candidates who successfully complete the Interview Day will be invited to participate in a phone or video interview to discuss their teaching and leadership experience.
Part 4 – Teaching Demonstration and References
The fourth part of the application process includes a teaching demonstration. If you are invited to an interview day, you will be required to submit a video. So that you can start thinking and planning, we are providing the instructions here. However, please do not submit your video until you have been notified. References will also be contacted during this phase.
Part 5 – Notification of Selection and Assignment
Teachers are notified whether they have been selected to become a T3 teacher leader. You must first receive an offer for a teaching position at a T3 partner school (which can happen before or during the T3 selection process) before T3 can finalize your selection as a teacher leader. The principals of T3 partner schools will make final hiring decisions.
The T3 Initiative is no longer accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Please return in January 2014 for more information about applying.