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