Working to Enhance the Profession and Advance Student Learning

The Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI) is a comprehensive effort to recruit, prepare, activate, and support the next generation of teachers to lead a transformed teaching profession. Increasingly, teachers are seeking new opportunities to advance their careers and the profession by taking on new leadership roles. Teachers will play more consequential roles in shaping the policies and practices that govern teaching and learning.

Current Fellows

Every year a remarkably talented and diverse group of NEA teachers develops the expertise necessary to become leaders in their communities.

If you've already been selected to participate in TLI, get started here.

Featured Testimonial

“It is my responsibility to my fellow teachers and the profession to be an advocate for education.”

Karen Leonhart


Transforming the Educational Experience of Young Men of Color

This past year, I took part in a project called the Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI). TLI’s goal is for participating teachers to become leaders in the profession, developing the knowledge, skills, and core values to meet the demands of…

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