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Welcome. Agenda. Summer Institutes. Vision for St. Louis. In St. Louis, we envision equal and excellent Pre-K to Post-Secondary education for all children that systemically addresses the injustices of institutional racism, poverty, and oppression. 

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vision for st louis
Vision for St. Louis
  • In St. Louis, we envision equal and excellent Pre-K to Post-Secondary education for all children that systemically addresses the injustices of institutional racism, poverty, and oppression. 
  • Therefore, all people will be able to access and navigate pathways to unlimited life opportunities, ultimately bringing about holistic community transformation that continually cultivates a society based on justice and equity.
teacher leadership development headline
Teacher Leadership Development Headline
  • Because we are committed leaders for educational equity and excellence in St. Louis , all of our students achieve academic and personal outcomes that empowers them to have true agency towards unlimited life opportunities.
our teacher leadership development principles
Our Teacher Leadership Development Principles

Pursue Educational Excellence and Equity

continuous merged programming










Continuous/Merged Programming

Build Trusting Partnership

Embody Teaching As Leadership

Commitment to High Expectations

Cultivate a Core Values Centered Culture

current conditions in st louis
Current Conditions in St. Louis
  • Impact of a high quality summer school program given the size and scale of St. Louis
    • Potential for cohesive school experience for students across the school year and summer experience
    • Opportunity to raise expectations for student outcomes and quality instruction
  • Momentum from external partners
    • St. Louis Public Schools and University of Missouri – St. Louis , long time partners are positioned to use the summer institute component as a rallying point for us within the broader community
  • Alumni and Staff talent pipeline
    • Strong staffing capabilities given historic success with talent recruitment and development
    • Large alumni pool with previous institute experience to draw on
    • Veteran Teacher Leadership Development staff
  • Opportunity to strengthen corps and alumni culture
    • Number of corps members with ties to St. Louis – quality of life and connection to city as a result of where they experience their initial training
    • Continuity and relevance of summer programming to our scope and sequence of development
st louis institute charge
St. Louis Institute Charge

Embody Teaching As Leadership

Build Trusting Partnership

  • Meaningful and rigorous experience for all students
  • Authentic teaching experiences (teaching time/# of students)
  • Strong coaching and support to foster teacher development (lower ratio, targeted development)
  • Community immersion opportunities (school, neighborhood, parent engagement)

Commitment to High Expectations

Cultivate a Core Values Centered Culture

st louis institute by the numbers
St. Louis Institute by the numbers
  • 100+ Corps members
  • 750+ Students
  • 3-5 School sites
  • 40+ Hour of lead teaching
  • 25 Summer and full time staff
  • Begins May 27
  • Transitions on July 12
potential summer roles in st louis
Potential Summer Roles in St. Louis

Teach For America- St. Louis Institute Staff Positions

  • School Director
  • Director of Data Management
  • Operations Director
  • Teacher –Leader Development Specialist
  • Corps Member Coach
  • Operations Coordinator
  • Content Specialist
  • School Operations Manager
brief job descriptions
Brief Job Descriptions

School Director

Corps Member Coach

Works directly with 8 – 12 corps members (our goal is 10 CMs per CMC)

Engages in strategic 1:1 and small group coaching and learning experiences

Uses student level achievement data to drive teacher development

  • Manages a school team of Corps Member Coaches and School Operations Manager
  • Works directly with the school site administrator to fully integrate our summer school program with the school
  • Owns the vision-setting, culture building, and development of his or her school team
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Brief Job Descriptions

School Operations Manager

Teacher-Leader Development Specialist

Work with all school sites on specific learning experiences for Corps Members

Specialize in Teaching As Leadership or Content

Meaning, TLDS staff members are hired to focus on investment and management or planning and execution, allowing TLDSs to truly focus on a specific “band” of corps member learning

  • Works with the School Director and summer school site administrators to ensure seamless and efficient logistics
  • Supports corps members in their use of our Online Student Achievement Tracker (OSAT)
  • Plans and executes community engagement experiences throughout the summer
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Brief Job Descriptions

Content Specialist

Director of Data Management

Works with our entire summer program to ensure strong and efficient culture of data

Trains all staff members and regional team members on the use of the Online Student Achievement Tracker (OSAT)

Helps inform summer school decision making in response to trends in data / ongoing analysis

  • Works with all school sites on content-specific learning for Corps Members
  • Specialize in:
    • ECE / Lower Elementary
    • Upper Elementary
    • Secondary ELA / Humanities
    • Secondary Math / Science
  • Work to show corps members how their training intersects with the content / context specific needs of their students
brief job descriptions3
Brief Job Descriptions

Operations Director

Operations Coordinator

Works with each operations director to fully execute systems across university and school sites

Most often current college students

Great leadership opportunity for your former students – please encourage them to apply!

  • Works with Operations Coordinators to own specific logistical projects for the summer
  • Specific roles include
    • University Operations
    • Culture and Community Operations
    • School Site Operations
  • University Operations focus on specific housing, food, and on-campus logistics at UMSL
  • Culture and Community Operations focus on communication, culture building, and event planning and execution
  • School Site Operations focus on what is happening at each school site, including specifically supporting and training School Operations Managers
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Potential Summer Roles in St. Louis

St. Louis Public Schools Staff Positions

  • Summer School Teacher
  • Partner Teacher
  • Model Classroom Teacher
potential summer volunteer opportunities
Potential Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Roles

  • Welcome Committee
  • Housing and Neighborhood Tours
  • Community Engagement Experiences
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • Content support
  • Lesson Plan creators
  • Resources/Operational support
  • Buddy/mentor
  • Student recruitment, retention, and attendance
  • Opportunity to provide input on various structures and events

Operations Director

Director of Data Management

School Operations Manager

Resource Room Specialist