Teacher Leadership

Teacher Leadership is critical to realizing our vision for students and our success. As such, we are committed to identifying opportunities to elevate teacher voice, expand teacher impact, and recognize our teachers through additional leadership roles and additional compensation.

IPS currently has two types of Teacher Leadership opportunities:

  • School-based, full-time Teacher Leader positions in Opportunity Culture schools
  • Other Teacher Leadership roles that are in addition to your current teaching position

To learn about each pathway, please see below.

Opportunity Culture Teacher Leadership

IPS adopted an Opportunity Culture model for teachers and students as part of our efforts to develop a world-class staff for our students and families. Opportunity Culture expands the impact of our most talented teachers by increasing the number of students they reach and investing in their ongoing leadership development. This initiative creates empowered teams of educators who are able to obtain measurable results – transforming schools, students and the city of Indianapolis.

Be sure to learn more about the Opportunity Culture staffing model and participating schools!

Application & Selection

Opportunity Culture Teacher Leadership Positions

  1. Application
    • Eligible teachers are invited to apply for available Opportunity Culture, school-based positions, beginning in February and continuing throughout the Spring.
  2. Application Initial Review
    • IPS Talent Office will conduct an initial review.
  3. Qualified Candidate Pool Selection
    • After the initial review process, a pool of qualified candidates will be selected.
  4. School-Based In-Person Interview
    • Selected applicants will be invited to in-persona interview.
  5. School-Based Hiring
    • Principals will make selections of Opportunity Culture Teacher Leadership positions.

Application & Selection

District Facilitated Teacher Leadership Roles

  1. Application
    • Eligible teachers are invited to apply for available Teacher Leadership roles.
  2. Application Initial Review
    • District Facilitators will conduct an initial review.
  3. Qualified Candidate Pool Selection
    • After the initial review process, a pool of qualified candidates will be selected.
  4. In-Person Interview
    • Selected applicants will be invited to in-person interviews.
  5. Final Selection
    • District Facilitators will make selections for each teacher leader role.