CPS Teacher Advisory Council 

The CPS Teacher Advisory Council will serve as a forum for direct communication and collaboration between CPS teachers and the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and the CEdO (Chief Education Officer) of Chicago Public Schools. The Council will put the voice of teachers where it belongs – at the center of decisions that directly affect their students and school communities. Members will identify the issues most important to teachers, then work collaboratively with each other and with the District to come up with creative, evidence-based solutions.

Dear CPS Teachers,

As the eyes and ears in our classrooms, you are the best resource we have to improve education for Chicago's children. No one knows your students better than you, which is why we need and value your voice.

I'm excited to launch the CPS Teacher Advisory Council, which will serve as a direct line of communication between CPS teachers and the District's senior leadership team. The Council will put the voice of teachers where it belongs – at the center of decisions that directly affect their students and school communities.

Members will identify the issues most important to teachers, then work collaboratively with each other and with the District to come up with creative, evidence-based solutions. Council members will be leaders within their school communities – passionate, task-oriented educators whose focus is the success of our students and the continuous improvement of our schools.

We're looking for a diverse cross-section of teachers who want to make a difference by sharing their honest feedback and coming together around innovative solutions.  Council members will serve a one-year term, meeting with senior leadership on a monthly basis.

I thank you for your unfailing dedication to our students and hope you will strongly consider working with me to create this exciting new partnership.

Sincerely,

Forrest Claypool
CEO, Chicago Public Schools

Janice K. Jackson, Ed.D.
Chief Education Officer, Chicago Public Schools

Program Overview

The CEO and CEdO are looking for a diverse cross-section of teachers who want to make a difference by sharing their honest feedback and coming together around innovative solutions. Council members will be leaders within their school communities – passionate, task-oriented educators whose focus is the success of our students and the continuous improvement of our schools.

  • Teachers will be selected via an open application process based on experience as a leader/change-maker, rationale for joining the Council, commitment to serve, and the unique perspective he or she brings to the Council.
  • Council members are expected to serve a 12-month term that begins August 2016 and ends August 2017. A kickoff event will be held in Spring 2016.
  • Council members must commit to participating in monthly meetings after school hours.

Benefits to Teachers

  • Have a direct role in improving CPS
  • Gain important leadership and decision-making skills
  • Gain a network of of stakeholders through exposure to leaders at CPS and across the city

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a current CPS educator (Teacher, Teacher-Librarian, Education Support Specialist)
  • Must fully complete all sections of the application
  • If invited, must attend a second round in-person interview

Important Dates

Application Process

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email, teacheradvisory@cps.edu.

Page Last Modified on Monday, April 25, 2016