Best Practice: A New Strategy to Identify Teacher Leaders

By Rachel Jones Principal, January/February 2015 Teacher leadership is a “sleeping giant,” according to researchers Marilyn Katzenmeyer and Gayle Moller. In their 2001 book, Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders, they write: “Within every school, there is a sleeping giant of teacher leadership, which can be a strong catalyst for making change.”