EDUO 9900: Building an Effective Teacher Leader

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Gain a comprehensive understanding of the requirements to be an effective teacher leader. Through an examination of the theoretical frameworks; Teacher-Leadership Skills Framework, Teacher Leader Model Standards, or the Teacher Leadership Competencies, prepare for increased leadership responsibilities. Explore teacher leadership attributes that foster a climate of trust and respect. Design a professional learning action plan to work collaboratively with colleagues to investigate the use of an instructional practice to maximize student success.

Course Objectives

In this course participants will have opportunity to:
• Investigate teacher leader conceptual framework and performance standards
• Reflect on leadership skills and attributes needed to promote a community of professional learning
• Create a plan to support colleagues as they apply a evidence-based instructional practice to maximize student learning

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Kathleen Murphy

B.S., M.Ed.

Licensed in Elementary Education, ESL, Reading Specialist K-12, Special Education.

Literacy and ESL Coach and Consultant. Practicum Supervisor for new teacher candidates.

"My current educational goal is to provide quality professional development that will support teachers and enable them to improve student achievement."

My personal interests include grandchildren, reading, travel and theater.


Gina Bergskaug

B.A., M.A. Curriculum & Instruction

C.A.G.S Educational Leadership, 9-12 chemistry, K-12 Principal, K-12 Director of Curriculum, K-12 Superintendent 21 years.

Gina focuses on rethinking instructional approaches, empowering teachers and students to take risks, and engaging in reflective practices.

Gina's personal interests are her 4 children and their many activities, running, and cooking.