The mission of Teach Plus is to improve the achievement of urban children by ensuring that a greater proportion of students have access to excellent, experienced teachers. Half of new teachers leave urban classrooms within three years, just as they are beginning to have the strongest impact on student learning. We give effective teachers a reason to stay. Teach Plus runs three programs designed to place teacher leaders at the center of reform. These programs include: the Teaching Policy Fellows Program, the T+ Network, and T3: Turnaround Teacher Teams.
The T3 Initiative is a partnership between Teach Plus and local districts to recruit, develop, and support effective, experienced teachers to serve in the lowest performing schools. This program was designed by teachers to address the problem of inequitable access to effective teachers in the highest need schools.
Research shows that nothing is more important for a student's success in school that the teacher in front of that child's classroom, yet the students who need effective, experienced teachers the most are the least likely to be assigned to them. T3 Teacher Leaders are selected through a rigorous selection process, and placed in teams that make up 25% of the staff at the partner schools. T3 Teacher Leaders hold full-time classroom teaching responsibilities as well as leadership roles in their schools. The T3 Initiative launched in Boston in 2010. We currently partner with public schools in Boston, Fall River and Holyoke, MA as well as Indianapolis, IN and Washington, DC.
The Director of T3 Implementation will report to and work with the National Director of Teacher Leader Development and will be responsible for the implementation quality of the T3 programs in all of our current cities. The Director of T3 Implementation will supervise Link Leadership Coaches (LLC's) and support the site based teams (Coaches) to insure that the T3 program in each of our schools have the context, systems and personnel for success.
The Director of T3 Implementation will be responsible for the following activities:
This role will require travel and must be based in one of our current T3 regions: Boston, Indianapolis or Washington, DC. With this understanding, the assumption is that three days per month will be required to travel to the other partner regions. Some travel will also be required for national trainings.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. The cover letter should include an explanation of the candidate's interest in the position as well as a summary of relevant qualifications and experience. Teach Plus will receive applications until the position is filled.