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Chicago Public Schools

An investment in our staff, and by extension, our students' success.

About Lead with CPS

Through Lead with CPS, Chicago Public Schools staff across the city can participate in a robust set of professional and leadership development opportunities for support in your current roles and to set you on a path toward long-term career success.

Lead with CPS is creating a culture shift that normalizes taking the time needed to engage in career development, and it provides equity across the district around career pathways and the continued growth of all employees.


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I am a Teacher

Explore teacher leadership and development opportunities to grow your career and support student success.

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I am a School Leader

Learn about programs and opportunities available to current and aspiring school leaders to support your growth and have school-wide impact.

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I am a Central or Network Office Team Member

Explore professional and leadership development opportunities to support you in your current role and set you on a path to long-term career success.

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Hear from CPS leaders like you about their experience with Lead with CPS programs.

Highlighted Opportunities

  • Teacher Mentor Icon



    The New Teacher Induction and Mentoring Team (NTIM) is seeking experienced educators to become mentors in order to support new teachers in district's New Teacher Cohort. The New Teacher Cohort aims to develop, retain, and sustain new teachers in service of ensuring equitable learning experiences across the district.

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  • School Leaders


    IDEAcon is one of the largest Midwest teaching and learning conferences designed for all educators, including educational leaders, technology specialists, IT professionals, librarians, instructional coaches and pre-service teachers from pre-K through higher education. IDEAcon offers over 400 formal and informal learning opportunities from leading local presenters. The conference engages these professionals in an exploration of pedagogical strategies and resources connected to instructional technology.

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  • Central & Network Offices

    Building Effective and Strategic Teams

    Effective and Strategic teams that operate at their maximum potential ultimately lead to our schools operating at their maximum potential, which is what our students need and deserve.

    Based on the simple, proven model for team development described in Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, provide leaders with skills to determine the dysfunctions of their teams, treatment plans, and how to build trust in order to make substantial progress toward becoming a more cohesive and functioning team.

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Lead With CPS


Chicago Public Schools
42 W. Madison St, 14th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602