What if all teachers could achieve excellent student learning results by getting the right leadership and support? In an Opportunity Culture, multiple career paths make this possible, expanding teachers’ opportunities while reaching more students with excellent teaching.
The guide Career Paths and Pay in an Opportunity Culture presents examples of these career paths—using multi-school leaders, multi-classroom leaders, and other roles for teachers, who can collaborate, improve, and excel on teams led by multi-classroom leaders. Teachers and principals in all these paths reach more students with excellent teaching and earn substantially more for it, within schools’ budgets.
Paid Educator Residencies, Within Budget: How New School Models Can Radically Improve Teacher and Principal Preparation details how to create paid, full-time, yearlong residencies for aspiring teachers and principals, within existing budgets. Aspiring teachers become part of a team led by a multi-classroom leader, while aspiring principals receive intensive coaching and support from a multi-school leader and a team of principals. (Coming soon: A refreshed vision for this!)
For more details on specific Opportunity Culture roles, see the Teacher and Staff Selection Toolkit.