Collaborative Leadership Structure

Learning Cultures: A Transformative School Reform Model for K-12, was a workshop that was eye opening for me. My public school culture is one of top down, traditional administrator (principal, director, etc) as leader with very little horizontal communication and collaboration. I love the concept of ‘Teacher/Leader’ as shared by the staff at Urban Assembly School for Green Careers, where teachers themselves are the leaders and instruments of change.
— Conference Attendee, Innovative Schools Network, Wisconsin 2015

Across the country, a growing number of educators are transforming student learning and the teaching profession in new ways through teacher-powered schools. The teacher teams in more than 90 teacher-powered schools across the country—including here at UAGC—have secured autonomy to design and run their schools and make decisions influencing school success and student learning.