Describes the issue's purpose, which is a "modest attempt to restore the issue of teacher leadership to the prominence it deserves and requires" -- author.

Author Biography

Gil Schmerler is an advisor and instructor in, and director of Bank Street's Leadership for Educational Change program. He has been a teacher, administrator, staff developer, and school designer in K-12 schools, public and private, alternative and traditional. His primary work is the preparation of principals and other leaders, but he has become firmly convinced that without inspired and supported teacher leadership, no school will survive. He is coauthor, with Mary Ann Raywid, of Not So Easy Going: The Policy Environments of Small Urban Schools-Within-Schools (ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, 2003).



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