Three Teachers of the Year Share Stories about the Power of Teacher Leadership

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Three of America's finest teachers -- Justin Johnson from Illinois, Eric Hale from Texas, and Juliana Urtubey from Nevada -- were selected to represent their respective states as Teachers of the Year, in part because of their extraordinary influence as teacher leaders. Each one is also a policy fellow for Teach Plus, an organization that empowers teachers to take on leadership roles with education policy and practice. Teach Plus President and CEO, Roberto Rodriguez, also joins the conversation about teacher leadership and how it strengthens school systems and improves outcomes for students.  

Each teacher also offers a recommendation on what can be done to ensure that schools systems, like the ones they work in, have the capacity to provide equitable, high quality education to all students. 

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