Teacher Leadership Institute 

The Teacher Leadership Institute is a national program that readies classroom teachers for leadership roles.

The TLI is a partnership among the MTA, the NEA and the Center for Teaching Quality. Three hundred participants from across the country hone their expertise and engage in leadership work in schools, state houses and associations. TLI makes leadership accessible to educators with busy schedules as learning takes place primarily through webinars and video conferences, with much of the work self-paced.

The 2020-2021 Teacher Leadership Institute Fellowship is open!

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About TLI

TLI Annual Meeting

Get the "who, what, where, when, how and why" about the institute.


Capstone Projects

Push-card for MTA BOD representing the Springfield Teachers Association with a membership of 2,000 educators.

Check out the work of our Teacher Leadership Institute fellows. 

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Success Stories

Read the work of alumni Nancy Barile & others.

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Empowering Teachers for Student Success

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Background on the Teacher Leadership Institute

A deeper look at the institute, the curriculum and the work of program participants.

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Read what our fellows have to say about the Teacher Leadership Institute.

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2018-2019 Teacher Leadership Institute Fellows 

  • Ruth Allen – Dracut
  • Ginger Armstrong – Lee
  • Kris Collins – Springfield
  • Kimberly Durley – Dennis-Yarmouth
  • Mindi Greenberg – Marblehead
  • James Heffron – Boston
  • Christen Hutchinson - Southbridge
  • Rebecca Jontos – Fall River
  • Barb Kallin – Millbury
  • Jennifer Long - Everett
  • Jennifer MacDonald – Agawam
  • Deb McCarthy - Hull
  • Kristen McGonagle – Kingston
  • Stephanie Marcotte – MCCC Holyoke
  • Donna Mendonca – Agawam
  • Deborah Mousley - Methuen
  • Nicholas Ristaino – Hamilton-Wenham
  • Pamela Rivers - Agawam
  • Alana Russell – Everett
  • Anna Seiders – Everett
  • Gregory Shea – East Bridgewater
  • Jocelyn Tallis - Southbridge
  • Rachael White – Framingham
  • Kerry Zagarella - Ipswich