Schools Aren’t Simply Hiring Teachers for Grade-level and Subject-area Expertise

Book excerpt

In this excerpt from Trusting Teachers with School Success, Amy Junge, a former teacher and assistant principal, describes her epiphany that teacher-powered schools define "qualified" teachers differently than traditional schools. It's not just about grade-level or subject-area expertise, degrees, and certifications. Teachers in teacher-powered schools look for colleagues who will contribute well to a highly collaborative environment for the success of all students.