Dear CPS Educators,
At CPS, we know that teacher voice is critical to shaping education policy, and we created the Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) to ensure that our teachers are at the center of discussions to drive learning for our students to fulfill our Five-Year Visionfor CPS.
TheCPS Teacher Advisory Council is a cohort of educators who are charged with developing creative, evidence-based solutions that address the district’s top priorities. This year’s cohort is building proposals to impact SEL, Equity, Teacher Retention, Family Involvement in Early Literacy, Equitable Access to Rigorous Coursework, and CTE Pathways. Past TACs have supported the development of new initiatives including a district-wide mentoring program for new teachers, professional development related to culturally sustaining pedagogy, and a survey to capture data from teachers who leave their schools. The TAC provides a truly unique and collaborative experience for members, with meaningful opportunities for leadership development and networking across the district.
We are currently seeking passionate, task-oriented, and innovative teacher leaders to join the 2019-2020 Teacher Advisory Council. Members of the Teacher Advisory Council represent a diverse body of educators in the district, such as classroom teachers, librarians, counselors, technology coordinators, and education support specialists, who want to expand their impact and improve of our schools. TAC members will serve a one-year term between September 2019 - June 2020 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 with the intention of shaping future policy and improving districtwide practices.
To learn more about the Council, apply, or nominate a teacher, please visit tinyurl.com/TACapp. The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 5th.
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
LaTanya D. McDade
Chief Education Officer