New Jersey Creates “Teacher Leader” Designation

On September 18. Governor Christie signed into law S 165 that calls for a new level of teacher – the “teacher leader” who will have to show experience in instruction that is bolstered by additional study as well as being a mentor to colleagues and an advocate for students. Here is the NJEA position on this new endorsement. This organization’s sponsoring of Taking Back the Profession a year ago acted as a catalyst for this unanimously-voted-for bill.


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