Teachers Lead the Way in Denver

Journal article

This Kappan article provides a rationale for the creation of teacher-powered schools and looks at the factors that contributed to the success of the Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy in Denver.

This April 2014 article, Teachers Lead the Way, shares the story of the Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy in Denver, Colorado.

The abstract says: Accomplished teachers across the country are eagerly seeking opportunities to lead without entirely leaving the classroom. They are anxious to embrace accountability that is coupled with autonomy to make authentic decisions on behalf of the students they serve. Some have even designed and launched teacher-led schools, where teachers model for students the types of skills and abilities that they will need for future success. This article provides a rationale for how teacher-led schools can elevate the profession, identifies the strategies that allowed one school in particular to survive, and provides tips for those interested in getting started.