Practitioner’s Corner: Growing Sustainable Teacher Leadership

By Christopher Wooleyhand Principal, September/October 2014 Today’s principals struggle to hire, grow, and sustain teacher leaders. More than 40 percent of new teachers leave within the first five years of entry into the profession, a statistic that should cause principals to reflect on their hiring practices, induction efforts, and school culture. Teacher leadership is difficult to foster when teachers are fleeing the profession.