The Office of Teaching and Learning provides support for K-12 School-Based Teacher Leaders (SBTLs) across the District.   SBTLs receive support through leadership and content development, peer site visits, feedback sessions, and individualized coaching.  Click on the tabs below to learn more about and access resources related to SBTL supports.

SBTL Professional Development

All SBTLs are required to attend a K-12 leadership session each month. SBTLs will also be able to select into grade-band specific content sessions that best reflect their role.

Please check back soon for more information on SBTL professional development for the 2024-25 school year!

SBTL Coaching

Voluntary one-on-one School-Based Teacher Leader (SBTL) coaching is offered by the Teacher Leader Team in order to strengthen the development of each SBTL and the teachers they support. The purpose of pairing SBTLs with a Teacher Leader Coach is to strengthen the SBTL’s skills essential for success, focusing on peer coaching, leading professional learning communities (PLCs), and data analysis.

To view the coaching expectations click HERE
For more information or to sign up for a coach, please email the Director of Teacher Leadership (Dr. Amy Summa,

SBTL Site Visits

Site Visits are designed for peers to provide feedback and support to host SBTLs at their school sites.  At a site visit, a small group of SBTLs visits another SBTL’s school to engage in a problem of practice.  The visits provide a collaborative and solutions-orientated environment where both participants and hosts spend time in classrooms and in reflection in order to identify action steps to move their practice forward.  Site visits are facilitated by TL Team members who co-plan the site visit with the host SBTL in order to tailor it to the needs of the SBTL and the school.

For more information on hosting or attending a Site Visit, please email Catherine Clever ( or Jill Stevenson (

Monthly Bulletins

SBTL Bulletins are published at the beginning of each month, and contain important information about upcoming PD, opportunities for additional development, and messages from partner offices.  Check back here in early September for our first monthly bulletin of the 2024/25 school year.

If you’re a current SBTL and have not been receiving bulletins via email, please contact Catherine Clever ( or Jill Stevenson (

Exemplary Teaching Video Library – SBTL Resource Page

This section (password SBTL) of the Exemplary Teaching Video Library includes videos of Professional Learning Cycle Meetings and Coaching Debriefs.  Feel free to check it out!

Teacher Leader Competencies

The School District of Philadelphia’s competencies were developed through an internal task force, led by the Office of Leadership Development.  The task force created an aligned vision for leadership in the School District of Philadelphia.  The design of the competencies assists in promoting role responsibilities and a career pathway that promotes strong leadership at each career milestone.
Below are the competencies that are the foundation of all leadership development provided by the Office of Teaching & Learning for the District’s teacher leaders.

  • Click HERE to access the Leadership Competencies and the Teacher Leader Success Rubric.

Other Leadership Opportunities

Click HERE for an up-to-date list of current leadership opportunities within the School District of Philadelphia.

Teacher Leader Resources

For additional resources related to the SBTL role, check out THIS page!

Teacher Leader Archives

For PD slide decks and bulletins from previous years, click HERE.