Join the next generation of teacher leaders with TLI

You’re fast approaching the end of the school year, but it’s never too late to think about taking hold of your career and becoming a leader in the profession—both in and out of the classroom.

NEA’s Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI) is the program you’ll need to build your knowledge and develop your skills to take on a leadership role in education reform issues like Common Core, school redesign, social justice and equity, or teacher evaluation. NEA has partnered with the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) and the National Board of Teaching Standards (NBPTS) to provide this opportunity.

MEA has already developed a TLI group and is looking to start a second group with you as a participant. NEA provides the training through webinars and videoconferencing two to three times a month. There will be a minimum of two face-to-face meetings during the 2014-15 school year. A culmination to the program is a capstone project that will advance student learning, strengthen the profession, and provide direction to your local association and MEA.

If you’re interested in becoming a leader in your association, in the policy-making arena, and in your profession--and you’re an MEA member--submit your application by June 15, 2014. If you have any questions, contact MEA’s PD/HR Field Consultant Melanie Waltz at or at 800-292-1934.