Lead Teacher

By Kaitlyn Broadhurst posted 04-03-2019 10:42

  

Good morning!

I am a graduate assistant at Frostburg State University, and I was curious about the administrative position of Lead Teacher.  I have only heard of this Lead Teacher position in Washington County, MD, so I was curious to see what, if any, other states or counties also had this position or something similar to it. 

From what I know about the administrator position of Lead Teacher is that they are basically mentors to other staff members.  They serve as expert resources, mentors or counselors for new and developing teachers.  Lead teachers observe other teachers in their classrooms to determine sources of frustration and possible solutions, offering direction in things like planning, professional development, special education, standardized testing improvement and so on.  Lead teachers also can serve as a liaison between teachers and administrators. 

Do any of your counties or states have this position, or something similar to this?

 

Katie Broadhurst

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD

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05-07-2019 15:23

When I worked at Douglas County School District in Colorado we used to have a BRT (Building Resource Teacher) that sounds a great deal like what you're referring to. Those positions were mostly eliminated during a number of budget cuts several years back. 

I'm not sure if that's any help to you at all.