Recognizing that much of the leadership in resolving the issues of quality and equity for English Language Learners (ELLs) will fall to teachers themselves, Bank Street's Bilingual/ESL Teacher Leadership Academy (BETLA) has taken on the mission of preparing teachers of ELLs for the intense and unique leadership challenges they will face. Our study of the narrative accounts of nine BETLA teacher leaders was designed to give voice to teachers who have often been silenced and to speak to the positive relevance of teacher leaders in today's schools.
Hernandez, L., & Solorza, C. (2009). BETLA Teacher Leaders: An Unselfish Sense of Purpose. Occasional Paper Series, 2009 (23). Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2009/iss23/8