GTL Overview

Our team is passionate about promoting excellent instruction in classrooms and schools and is committed to making sure our strongest educators are working with the students who need them most.

The Center on Great Teachers and Leader's (GTL Center) mission is to support states and districts in their efforts to grow, respect, and retain great teachers and leaders for ALL students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Inequitable access to excellent teachers and leaders is a fundamental root cause behind persistent achievement gaps for students from low-income families, students of color, students with special needs, and English language learners. Transforming these students' access to talented, diverse, and experienced educators is complex, but achievable.

We work with states and districts to identify and implement innovative, evidence-based programs, practices, and interventions that improve both educator and student outcomes. Our team works directly with regional centers, state education agencies, and school districts to develop customized strategies that speak directly to local needs and contexts.

We offer technical assistance resources and supports in the following areas:

Equitable Access Planning

Mentoring & Induction

Talent for Turnaround Leadership Academy

Diversifying the Educator Workforce

Teacher Leadership

Social & Emotional Learning

School Leadership

Educator Effectiveness Systems


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