Teacher leaders as school reformers
A long-standing debate has exsited within school reform discussins over whether or not schools should move from principal leadership to teacher leadership. This chapter presents reasons why teacher leadership can be successful. Throughout the chapter, a case story documents the success of a teacher-led school reform model. The theoretical implications and practical applications of six tenets are described, including shared vision, shared leadership, re-culture of staff, effective professional development, evaluatoin and progress monitoring, and sustainability. This school reform model can serve as an example for all reformers to initiate innovative, sustainable school change.