Teachers are leaders in their professional community, and guide/lead professional development that meets the needs of the professional learning community.
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a.) Teachers leaders (e.g., classroom teachers, department chairs, literacy leaders, instructional coaches, resource teachers, counselors) are selected to represent an intentional distributed leadership, representing all disciplines and support staff development in teaching writing and communication skills.
b.) Teacher leaders develop school-wide writing and communication goals and annually revisit those goals.
c.) Teacher leaders support the professional development action plan through facilitating learning and modeling best practices for instruction in writing an communication skills.
d.) Teacher leaders are engaged in collaborative decision-making, and follow up on leadership decisions to support teacher writing and communications instruction.
e.) Teacher leaders utilize outside experts and resources as appropriate to support the professional development action plan.