Louisiana Teacher Leaders

The Louisiana Teacher Leaders make up a group of over 5,000 outstanding educators from around the state who are focused on high expectations for students. This group was born out of three core beliefs:

  • Those closest to students are best positioned to make instructional decisions;
  • The state has a role in providing resources and training directly to teachers;
  • Teacher Leaders are a powerful voice in training fellow teachers.

Teacher Leaders

Key Initiative


The Department offers Teacher Leaders a blend of high-quality tools and resources along with in-person and virtual trainings to help them achieve ambitious results with their students.


The 2018 Louisiana Teacher Leader Summit will take place Wednesday, May 30 through Friday, June 1 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This event will bring together 6,500 educators and content experts who are focused on creating meaningful growth for every student, every day. Educators will share their knowledge, learn new skills, and prepare for the 2018-2019 school year.

Registration will open in mid-April. Unlike in previous years where different days targeted different audiences (e.g. Teacher Leaders vs. supervisors), this year, all types of educators are encouraged to attend all three days of the Summit.

More details, including the session list, will follow in mid-April.

Wednesday, May 30

  • 7:15-8:45 sign-in
  • 9:00-10:00 plenary
  • 10:00-5:30 sessions

Thursday, May 31
  • 7:15-8:00 sign-in
  • 8:00-5:00 sessions

Friday, June 1

  • 7:15-8:00 sign-in
  • 8:00-12:30 sessions

Share resources and best practices with others around the state by designing and facilitating sessions at the 2018 Teacher Leader Summit. This is a great way to expand your impact and showcase the work you are doing in your classrooms, schools, and districts. All types of Louisiana educators – classroom teachers, school/childcare center administrators, LEA/lead agency administrators – are welcome to apply to lead sessions at the Summit. Interested parties must submit their applications online on or before Monday, April 2.


Louisiana Teacher Leader Advisors are an exceptionally talented group of Teacher Leaders who play a critical role in ensuring that fellow educators across the state have access to high-quality instructional materials, interim assessments and curriculum-aligned professional development. Teacher Leader Advisors participate in the Department’s Instructional Materials Review process, create tools for the Teacher Support Toolbox and items for EAGLE, and develop and lead both virtual and in-person professional development for educators across Louisiana.

Submit your application to become a 2017-2018 Teacher Leader Advisor by Monday, June 12.