Linda Fandel
The Governor's Special Assistant for Education

One week left to register for teacher leadership symposium

July 16, 2014

With 39 school districts launching Iowa’s new Teacher Leadership and Compensation System in 2014-15, Iowa is taking a big step toward giving students a world-class education. Continuing the conversation about how to build on this landmark reform is crucial. That’s why Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are hosting the second Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium on Monday, Aug. 4.

Please consider attending. Registration is available through Wednesday, July 23, and the symposium is open to the
public. You can register online at The cost is $30.

Iowans recognize that with higher expectations for all students in today’s knowledge-based economy, we must better support the more complex work we are asking teachers to do. All school districts have the option of adopting a teacher leadership system by 2016-17. This is a big investment in Iowa’s future.

Featured speakers at the symposium include:

  • Iowa’s 2014 Teacher of the Year Jane Schmidt
  • Iowa’s 2014 Secondary Principal of the Year Aiddy Phomvisay
  • Vivien Stewart from the Asia Society
  • Ee-Ling Low from the National Institute of Education in Singapore
  • Barnett Berry from the Center for Teaching Quality
    Also featured:
  • Iowa’s first 39 school districts to launch teacher leadership systems in 2014-15 as part of Iowa’s historic 2013 education reform package
  • Two Iowa school districts – Central Decatur and Saydel – that started teacher leadership systems in 2013-14 with the help of a federal grant
  • A student panel discussing the difference great teaching makes

Iowans have a shared commitment to making sure our children are equipped to compete in a global economy. Iowa’s new Teacher Leadership and Compensation System will improve instruction and raise achievement. It also will make the teaching profession more appealing by creating new career paths.

Click here to learn more about the Aug. 4 symposium and to register

Printed from the Linda Fandel website on March 21, 2018 at 10:45pm.