Dear CPS Educators,
The CPS Teacher Advisory Council consists of a new cohort of educators each year, and members are tasked with developing creative, evidence-based solutions that address the district’s top priorities. Last year’s Council played a key role in creating a district-wide mentoring program for new teachers, and this year’s cohort is building proposals to impact Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, CPS Grading Systems, Personalized Learning Communities, Trauma-Informed Instruction, and Teacher Recruitment and Retention. This work provides a truly unique and collaborative experience for our Council members, with meaningful opportunities for leadership development and networking across the district.
We are currently seeking passionate, task-oriented, and innovative teacher leaders for the 2018-2019 Teacher Advisory Council cohort. We’re looking for educators in diverse instructional positions, such as classroom teachers, librarians, counselors, technology coordinators, and education support specialists, who want to expand their impact on the success of our students and the continuous improvement of our schools. Council members will serve a one-year term between September 2018 - June 2019 and meet with senior leadership on a monthly basis. At the end of the term, they will present their final projects/proposals to CPS leaders.
To learn more about the Council, apply, or nominate a teacher, please visit tinyurl.com/TACapp. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, May 4th.
Thank you for your dedication to our students, and we hope you will consider joining the Council.
Janice K. Jackson, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Public Schools