K-8 School-Based Teacher Leader Professional Development and Support

K-8 School-Based Teacher Leader (SBTL) professional development will provide essential learning opportunities for SBTLs to refine the specific skills and knowledge needed to perform functions of their role. Development will be provided consistently throughout the school year and will be lead by the Office of Teaching & Learning and the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment, as well as other partner offices.  Development cues will be taken from SBTLs needs assessment, central office initiatives, as well as seasonal and environmental needs.


K-8 SBTLs will have an opportunity to strengthen and refine their instructional leadership skills and content knowledge during the school year, monthly professional development days.  Professional development days will also provide K-8 SBTLs the opportunity to participate in peer lead Professional Learning Community (PLC).

Sample agenda of the K-8 SBTL Professional Development Day below:

Monthly K-8 School-Based Teacher Leaders will take place at Murrell Dobbins Technical Highschool, located at 2150 W. Lehigh Avenue.  Teacher leaders are encouraged to attend one day each month and can secure their place by registering on Cornerstone!

Strong teacher leaders are essential for the growth of teachers and students. The K-8 SBTL instructional leadership development will focus on three of the six teacher leadership competencies.  SBTLs participating in these development days will prioritize skills such as conducting classroom visits and coaching peers, encouraging data-informed decision making and supporting rigorous, equitable expectations.  In addition to utilizing the Districts teacher leadership competencies, our monthly professional development will also incorporate the following texts: