Characteristics of Instructional Leadership Team Members

This working document describes the seven important characteristics of instructional leadership team members.

UWCEL-characteristics-of-ILT-members.gifIn 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.

  1. A continuous learner
  2. Effective working with adult learners
  3. An effective communicator
  4. Collaborative
  5. Knowledgeable of content and pedagogy
  6. Knowledge of assessment and data
  7. A systems thinker

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.  


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