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 Educators,

The CPS Teacher Advisory Council consists of a new cohort of educators each year, and members are tasked with developing creative, evidence-based solutions that address the district’s top priorities. Last year’s Council played a key role in creating a district-wide mentoring program for new teachers, and this year’s cohort is building proposals to impact Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, CPS Grading Systems, Personalized Learning Communities, Trauma-Informed Instruction, and Teacher Recruitment and Retention. This work provides a truly unique and collaborative experience for our Council members, with meaningful opportunities for leadership development and networking across the district.

We are currently seeking passionate, task-oriented, and innovative teacher leaders for the 2018-2019 Teacher Advisory Council cohort. We’re looking for educators in diverse instructional positions, such as classroom teachers, librarians, counselors, technology coordinators, and education support specialists, who want to expand their impact on the success of our students and the continuous improvement of our schools. Council members will serve a one-year term between September 2018 - June 2019 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.

To learn more about the Council, apply, or nominate a teacher, please visit tinyurl.com/TACapp. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, May 4th.

Thank you for your dedication to our students, and we hope you will consider joining the Council.

Sincerely,

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

Program Overview

The CEO is 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 2018 and ends June 2019. A kickoff event will be held in June 2018.
  • 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 Deadline
Extended to Friday, May 4th
2nd Round Interviews
May 14th- May 25th
Decision Announced
Week of May 28th
1st Council Meeting
June 11th

Questions?

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

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 Educators,

Teachers are the foundation of our schools – the people who see, know, and experience the impacts of many district decisions. That is why we instituted a CPS Teacher Advisory Council last year to ensure that teachers’ voices helped shape district priorities.

This past council has been focusing on the issue of teacher retention. Through professional learning, researching, and meetings with district leaders; the teachers have developed recommendations and actions to begin tackling this pertinent issue.

The CPS Teacher Advisory Council not only has the opportunity to shape district policy and practice, but also serves as a direct line of communication with us and other district leaders. It is also an opportunity for leadership development and networking across the district.

As part of the council, members will identify the issues most important to teachers and collaboratively develop 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.

To learn more about the Council, apply, or nominate a teacher; please visit tinyurl.com/TACapp. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 23.

We thank you for your dedication to our students and hope you will consider joining the council.

Sincerely,

Forrest Claypool
Chief Executive Officer

Janice K. Jackson, Ed.D.
Chief Education Officer

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 2017 and ends August 2018. A kickoff event will be held in Spring 2017.
  • 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.

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