We seek to improve student learning across the nation by defining, sharing and advocating for effective teaching practices and policies.

We are a network of State Teachers of the Year and Finalists who use our teacher leadership to ensure that every student receives an outstanding education. We do this through our focus on practice, policy and advocacy.

We Believe…

  • Every student has a right to a high-quality education, regardless of background, race, gender, disability or socio-economic status.
  • To achieve educational excellence for all students, we must transform and support the teaching profession.
  • It is imperative that we involve our nation’s expert teachers in conversations about improving education.
  • Teacher leaders will transform the teaching profession and create, implement and sustain systems to solve our toughest educational challenges.
  • We must prepare our country’s future workforce to be competitive in a global economy and participate in a diverse, democratic country.
  • Educators must partner with families and communities on behalf of our nation’s children.


What We Do

Build Teacher Leadership

We seek to build up the teaching profession and involve the nation’s outstanding educators in decisions that affect teaching and learning. Learn More

Improve Educational Practice

We focus our time, resources, and expertise on strengthening our own practice and that of our colleagues by mentoring, coaching, sharing and offering professional learning in teacher leadership. Learn More

Advocate for Policies that Improve Learning

We work with policymakers, influencers and education administrators to promote the conditions, capacity and culture needed to improve great teaching and learning for all students. We advocate for critical reforms that improve learning for all students, especially those who are most at risk. Learn More

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