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T3 Teacher Leader

Teach Plus | -Multiple Locations- | Full Time - School Year | Revised: 05/07/2014

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Are you ready for the next challenge?

Are you an experienced, effective teacher that is looking for the next professional challenge? Are you looking for recognition as an excellent teacher? Are you looking to work with a collaborative team of like-minded peers to demonstrate the power of teaching and eliminate the achievement gap? If so, then becoming a T3 teacher leader could be the next step in your career.

As a T3 teacher leader, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a team of high-performing, dedicated teachers. You’ll be trained as a cohort in strategies that have been used by other highly effective teacher teams. You’ll be part of a broader improvement strategy in a school that supports quality teaching and teacher leadership. You’ll be able to take on leadership roles without leaving the classroom. The T3 Initiative offers a path toward mastery in urban teaching and teacher leadership.

What is the T3 Initiative?

The T3 Initiative is a partnership between school districts to recruit, develop, and support effective, experienced teachers to serve in our lowest performing schools. This program was designed by teachers to address the problem of inequitable access to effective teachers in our highest need schools. 

The T3 Initiative:

• creates cohorts of highly effective and experienced teachers

• trains them to become turnaround specialists with the help of an embedded coach

• places them in teams in the schools in which they are most needed

The T3 Initiative offers:

A Cohort Model of Staffing. T3 teacher leaders work together as teams of high-performing educators in low-performing schools. The T3 cohort comprises approximately 20-25% of the school faculty, depending on school size. The cohort receives training together and time for collaboration throughout the year. T3 teacher leaders serve in a variety of leadership roles that help facilitate and support the work of all teachers in the school to significantly increase student achievement.

A Broader Turnaround Strategy that Supports Effective Teaching. To be successful, teachers need to be a part of a comprehensive plan to dramatically improve the culture and outcomes of the school which also includes:

• A strong, experienced principal who supports and empowers teachers and who values teacher leadership;

• Ongoing training and professional development that begins with an intensive, team-based Summer Institute;

• Resources for improving instruction such as regular data on student progress and expert coaching;

Differentiated Pay. T3 teacher leaders will be compensated to work an extended school year through a salary differential that acknowledges their status.


Teachers must apply to the T3 Initiative. Qualified applicants must have at least three years of experience teaching in a high-poverty or high-need school. Selection criteria include evidence of prior effectiveness with students and evidence of those skills required for success in a turnaround environment.

Salary details

T3 teachers earn yearly salary based on the district’s salary scale in which they work, and based on their experience and the criteria specified. (Please note that all T3 Teacher Leader applicants must also apply through the school district they are interested in working with, and complete all additional district application requirements.) All T3 teachers also receive a generous stipend for the additional time invested in planning and professional development and responsibilities performed while serving in the role. 


T3 teachers receive the standard teacher benefits package from their respective school districts. 

Apply Now

The T3 application process is designed to be a fair and comprehensive way of assessing a teacher’s readiness to be a turnaround leader. The T3 selection process includes:

  • A written application
  • An interview day that involves participation in a team activity
  • An interview about past teaching and leadership experience
  • Evidence of effective classroom teaching practice

Application deadlines: 

Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit your application today!

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Categories Professional Development/Instructional Coach
Organization Type Public School
Grade Level Elementary 1-3, Elementary 4-6, Middle School/Junior High, High School
Teaching field Computer/Technology, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English/Language Arts, ESL/ESOL, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Special Education
Experience Years 3 yrs


City State Code Postal Code Country
Boston MA 02101 USA
Fall River MA 02720 USA
Holyoke MA 01040 USA
Washington DC 20001 USA
Indianapolis IN 46201 USA

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Contact Name Chelsea Ulrich
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone 617-533-9923
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