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 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 from across the state to share their knowledge and learn new skills to ensure meaningful growth for every child, every day in 2018-2019.

Registration for the Summit is now open in WisdomWhere and is based on a first come, first served basis, with a small subset of sessions requiring pre-registration. Registration will close in mid-May.

At this year's Teacher Leader Summit, educators will have the opportunity to choose from over 300 sessions led by content experts, and should plan to attend all three days. Classroom teachers, school/childcare center administrators, and LEA/lead agency administrators will also share resources and best practices by designing and facilitating sessions. These sessions will showcase the work happening across Louisiana classrooms, schools, and districts.

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


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 and resources, 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.