In order for teacher leaders to flourish, certain characteristics and conditions are important. Teacher leaders need to develop the knowledge and skills needed to lead as well as the dispositions and attitudes to be recognized as leaders. There must also be opportunities for leadership in the school, and the ILT, with its focus on student learning and improving instruction, is a perfect opportunity to grow teacher leadership.
The characteristics of team members listed below may be present or will be developed as the members of the ILT continue to grow and develop.
Note: This is a working document still undergoing development, created as part of CEL's instructional leadership team work with the Florida Association of School Administrators.