Teacher Leadership Institute
The Pitt County Schools Teacher Leadership Institute is a leadership development program by collaboration between the Educational Program Services and Human Resources departments of Pitt County Schools, with significant support provided by the Pitt County Educational Foundation. The mission of TLI is to develop teacher leaders who can advocate for and support teachers and students in the school system. Teacher leaders fulfill many roles in schools; they are more than team chairs, department chairs, or SIT representatives (though they may fulfill those roles). Through a two year program, teachers will develop their identity as a leader, progressing from the mindset that, “Because I do________, I am a leader" to “Because I am a leader, I __________”. Leadership competencies and dispositions transcend formal leadership roles and empower teachers to be leaders regardless of their situation.
The work and goals of the Pitt County Schools Teacher Leadership Institute are aligned to the Teacher Leader Competencies, developed by the Teacher Leadership Initiative, a joint endeavor of the National Education Association (NEA), the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).