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Teacher Leadership Opportunity


For members from TEA:

Leadership is not a responsibility we leave to others; leadership is inherent in the professional work of teachers.

The Tennessee Education Association, is proud to offer the Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI) Fellowship. Leadership takes a variety of forms for teachers today, and the Teacher Leadership Institute will support teacher leaders in becoming more expert and confident at leading in the current education environment. The Institute offers a blended learning path addressing instructional leadership, policy leadership and association leadership. The TLI is a comprehensive effort to prepare, activate, recruit and support teachers in order to shape and lead a transformed teaching profession. This cohort-based learning experience will consist of:

  • Rigorous competency-based curriculum;
  • Applied experience through a self-selected capstone project;
  • Deep local and national community collaboration;
  • Extensive coaching and support;
  • Evidence-based portfolio documenting growth in the Teacher Leadership Competencies; and
  • Professional development points.

Beginning this October, TEA’s 2018 – 2019 Teacher Leadership Institute Fellowship will launch. Teachers will work in cohorts of approximately 30-35 colleagues. They will engage face-to-face and online in a customized curriculum exploring leadership in all of its facets. Virtual learning focused on the overarching Teacher Leadership Competencies will begin in October, followed by the Pathway specific competencies during the following semester. Social justice, through the Foundational Competencies is infused throughout the pathway competencies. The Fellowship will culminate in capstone projects designed by the TLI Fellows to address existing, relevant policy challenges in their districts and communities. Fellows will be guided by other accomplished teacher leaders from their state and across the country, as well as by content experts with a range of experience.

At the completion of the year, Fellows will have gained new, unparalleled leadership expertise and experience. TLI Fellows will be uniquely prepared for leadership roles in their profession, policy-making arenas, and in their association. Attached is a program overview and more information outlining this growth opportunity and a link to the application. Members interested in joining this experience may apply at

Vote for Education!


B-PACE has endorsed Diane Bain for school board. For governor, TEA has endorsed Beth Harwell in the Republican primary & Craig Fitzhugh in the Democratic primary.

Early Voting Hours & Locations:

Blount County Election Commission Monday – Friday Saturday
383 Court Street 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Maryville, TN 37804

Blount County Public Library Monday – Friday
Dorothy Herron Room B (Computer Lab) 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
508 North Cusick Street
Maryville, TN 37804

Everett Gym Monday – Friday
318 South Everett High Road 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Maryville, TN 37804

Pellissippi Campus Monday – Friday
Room 164 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
2731 West Lamar Alexander Parkway
Friendsville, TN 37737

Sample Ballot

Licensure and Tenure Webinar Mar. 27


Licensure & Tenure, 3/27

For more information, please contact Deborah Bonner at or 800.342.8367. Please note that these webinars are for TEA members only.

Test Security Webinar Mar. 6


  • Test Security & Resources, 3/6
  • Licensure & Tenure, 3/27

For more information, please contact Deborah Bonner at or 800.342.8367. Please note that these webinars are for TEA members only.

Thinking, Questioning, & Problem Solving Webinar Feb. 27


  • Thinking, Questioning, & Problem Solving, 2/27
  • Test Security & Resources, 3/6
  • Licensure & Tenure, 3/27

For more information, please contact Deborah Bonner at or 800.342.8367. Please note that these webinars are for TEA members only.

Civication! Tuesday of Spring Break!


Civication is the Tuesday of Spring Break! Click below to register, and be sure to let Rebecca know you’re planning to come-we can carpool & set up a meeting with our legislators.

Spring Symposium


TEA Spring Teaching & Learning Symposium/Administrators Conference

The Park Vista Doubletree — Gatlinburg

April 13 – 14, 2018

Join us for new learning opportunities, professional growth, good food and good fellowship.

The Symposium: Key Events Times

Friday, April 13

Registration 4:30 p.m.

Dinner & Keynote 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 14 Registration 7:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Session 8:30 a.m.

Session 10:15 a.m.

Lunch 12:00 p.m.

Session 1:00 p.m.

Closing Session 3:00 p.m.

Hotel Registration: Park Vista Doubletree

705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN

Phone: 800.421.7275 Ask for the TN Education Assn. rate of $105.00 (up to four people per room)

Online: — Group Code: TEA. You must make your hotel reservations before March 19, 2018, to receive this rate.

Administrators Conference is open to all administrators.

Registration: Please return your registration form and check to:

TEA, Attn. Deborah Bonner, 801 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201. You may also register and pay online at

The Fee: The registration fee includes all symposium activities, related materials and meals. The fee is $60 for TEA members. TEA members with 1-3 years of experience and STEA members receive a discounted registration fee of $50.The registration fee for non-members is $120.

TASL Credit: Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to receive TASL credit for this event.

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