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 and the NEA. 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.

2022 Teacher Leadership Institute

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About TLI

TLI Annual Meeting

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

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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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Testimonials

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

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2021 Teacher Leadership Institute Fellows

  • Christopher Alba – Revere
  • Rachel Athens – Lexington
  • Elizabeth Beals – Northeast Metro Tech. Reg.
  • Amanda Crosby – Whittier Reg Voc. Tech. HS
  • Damian DeMarco – Revere
  • Kayla Dever – Everett
  • Caroline DiCicco – Everett
  • Emily Donahue – Acton Boxborough Reg.
  • Kelly Giusti – Sudbury
  • Christine Goonan – Hampden Wilbraham Reg.
  • Ashley Gosselin – Weymouth
  • Brittany Hardiman – Medfield
  • Melissa Jameson – Northborough
  • Ruth Kim – Cambridge
  • Avon Lewis – Lexington
  • Louise Mahoney – New Bedford
  • Mary Miles – Marblehead
  • Rachael Morris – Concord
  • Alicia Serafin – Wilmington
  • Kimberly Silvrants – Haverhill
  • Christina Smith – Northborough Southborough Reg
  • Jina Spinella – Stoneham
  • Karen Tofteroo – Sandwich
  • Amanda Tumbleson – Medfield
  • Nikki Yuskowski – Concord Carlisle