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Teacher Leader KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Teacher Leader KnowledgeBase aims to raise awareness of the teacher leader role at the district level and to support teachers aspiring to the teacher leader role through master's degree-level university programs.

Task 1: Enhance Interactions with Families and Other Stakeholders

Guideline: Family and community involvement has been demonstrated to be an essential element of a successful school. Teachers in leadership roles assist their colleagues in enhancing their interaction with families and other stakeholders. Other stakeholders might include community leaders, leaders of organizations external to the schools, and possibly leaders of ethnic groups within the community. This task provides resources to assist teacher leaders in supporting their colleagues.


Practical Tips

Helping Your Child

This link is to the U.S. Department of Education's Helping Your Child publication series. As noted at its website, "These booklets feature practical lessons and activities to help their school aged and preschool children master reading, understand the value of homework and develop the skills and values necessary to achieve and grow."



National PTA

This link is to the the National PTA website.

Parent Information and Resource Centers

This link is to the Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) funded by the U.S. Department of Education. As noted at its website, the centers "bring parents, educators, and those that work with families a wealth of information about helping children get ready for school and succeed in school, from the early grades through high school."

School Community Network

This link is to the School Community Network website. As noted at its website, "The School Community Network (SCN) provides resources and tools to build strong school communities." formerly sponsored by the Center on Innovation and Improvement is now part of the School Community Network.

Six Types of School-Family-Community Involvement

This National Network of Partnership Schools webpage discusses six types of cooperation among families, schools, and other community organizations as identified by Johns Hopkins University Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships Director Joyce Epstein.