If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
~ Margaret Fuller

Teacher Leader Training: Opportunities for Leadership Development

To develop and nurture teacher leaders, VCU's Center for Teacher Leadership offers a series of developmental trainings designed to meet the growing needs of teachers who aspire to or are tapped for leadership roles.

Foundational Training for Teacher Leaders:

Designed for teachers who aspire to leadership roles that expand their professional impact with colleagues, Teacher Leadership 101 develops the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to work effectively with adults. Workshop topics include:

  • Flexing Your Communication Skills
  • Team Building: Shared Followership
  • Teacher Leadership: It's About Time - and Organization!
  • Designing Meaningful Professional Development

If you have questions or would like to schedule a training session, please contact us!

  • Contact: Janet H. Tusing, M.Ed., NBCT
  • eMail:
  • Phone: 804-828-3205

Role-Specific Leadership Training:

Designed for teachers who have been tapped for specific leadership roles such as mentor teacher, instructional coach, and cooperating teacher.

Mentor Teacher and Instructional Coach Training: framed by the Santa Cruz New Teacher Center mentoring philosophy, this powerful Professional Learning Series for Mentors and Coaches provides interactive workshops that focus on the knowledge, skills, and understandings critical for those who work with beginning and veteran teachers to improve instruction. This sequenced curriculum includes:

  • Instructional Mentoring
  • Observing and Conferencing
  • Designing Effective Instruction & Setting Professional Goals
  • Using Data to Inform Instruction

Register for Santa Cruz mentor teacher and instructional coach trainings.

Clinical Faculty Training:based on the Santa Cruz New Teacher Center mentoring philosophy, this training provides exemplary teachers selected to serve as clinical faculty with the knowledge and skills needed to assist pre-service teachers in becoming critically reflective practitioners. 

Contact us to schedule additional Clinical Faculty training in your area.

Advanced Teacher Leadership Training:

Designed for teacher leaders who wish to have an impact in the policy arena.

  • Teacher as Change Agent is an online course designed to help teachers deepen their knowledge about policy, sharpen their skills in influencing change, and build an ongoing learning community of colleagues interested in becoming more effective teacher leaders. Contact us for more information.
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