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