WHAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY CULTURE?
Opportunity Culture is a teacher leadership movement composed of innovative districts and charter organizations throughout the country. Opportunity Culture schools extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, for more pay, within recurring school budgets.
Excellent teachers advance in their profession without having to leave the classroom. They continue working directly with students while taking on greater responsibility.
Excellent teachers earn substantially higher pay to match their increased responsibilities.
ACCESS TO EXCELLENT INSTRUCTION
More students receive excellent instruction from teacher leaders and their teams.
Research shows that students in Opportunity Culture classrooms demonstrate sizeable academic gains.
Teachers receive intensive, job-embedded support from their team leaders so they can keep improving and meet the needs of all students.
Here’s how one North Carolina district describes the powerful benefits of an Opportunity Culture.
“When you offer teachers a career ladder that respects who they are as thinkers, as professionals, and as people who are very valuable to your workplace…You’re going to get the best people. And with the best people you get the best results.”
— MIDDLE SCHOOL MULTI-CLASSROOM LEADER