North Vancouver School District
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Aug 08
The Role of a Teacher Leader in North Vancouver Schools
The North Vancouver School District created the district Teacher Leader (TL) role four years ago.

Each TL is part of the Learning Services leadership team that work with teachers on curriculum support, planning and assessment. teach-1820041_1920.jpg

Each TL is associated with a Family of Schools (FOS) to support teachers in both the elementary and secondary schools TLs also teach part time in one of their FOS schools.

Currently, there are six teacher leaders in the school district who contribute significantly to the development of our teachers and to improving teaching and learning through the co- teaching model.

Teacher Leaders play a large role in the implementation of the new curriculum and assessment through the use of the NVSD planning tools and the HUB website. They also play a key role in assisting teachers in adapting and modifying the new curriculum.

Through collaborative problem solving, they are able to work with teachers to provide an environment where all students can succeed. Often this work is done through in-service, co teaching and mentoring. 

Teacher Leaders also work with whole schools on school plan initiatives and goals – given the fluidity and flexibility of their roles, they can provide valuable insight into district directions.

Each TL has their own strengths and passions, which has been especially important this past year with the implementation of the redesigned curriculum and all of its various components. The TLs also assist with facilitating the transition stages from pre-school to Kindergarten, elementary to secondary and secondary to adult services.

To engage the services of a TL you can contact your school base administrator, the teacher leader or Kathleen Barter.

Present Teacher Leader Structure:

Teacher LeaderFamily of Schools
Trish Summers Argyle
Kammi Clark Carson Graham
Regina Vosahlo Handsworth
Janis MannSeycove/Windsor
Hilary Watt Sutherland
Laura StewartWindsor/Seycove


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