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Elizabethton Leads

Our Curriculum and Instruction Department has been working for years to launch a job-embedded professional development system to support teachers in the buildings where they work. In the 2018-19 school year, ECS will introduce Elizabethton Leads, a network of teachers who have taken on additional responsibilities as Learning Leaders. The goal is to support teachers in the buildings in which they work with strong training, collaboration, and coaching.

Program structure has been guided by statewide teacher leader networks, which began in 2015. ECS staff have been attending training since 2016. In the 2017-18 school year, 29 new districts joined the statewide network of 59 districts with teacher leaders, with ECS on track to join in the 2018-19 school year.

The 12 teachers hired to serve in these roles will begin in Spring 2018 following TEAM, TVAAS and Coaching and Adult Learning training. Learning Leaders will attend additional training, support Professional Learning Community groups in each school, and will serve as coaches to teachers with regards to curriculum and instruction. 

2018-2019 Learning Leaders

  • Bonnie Grindstaff – EHS
  • Brennan Trent – EHS
  • Sara Hardin – EHS
  • Angela Berry – TAD
  • Brandi McCloud – TAD
  • Hayley Bishop -TAD
  • Amber Ebarb – East Side
  • Rachel Campbell – East Side
  • Brandie Maness – Harold McCormick
  • Regina Cates – Harold McCormick
  • Tammy Markland – West Side
  • Tabitha Wandell – West Side


Dr. Myra Newman
423-547-8000 X 8209

TN Teacher Leader Standards

  1. Fostering a collaborative culture to support educator development and student learning
  2. Accessing and using research to improve practice and student learning
  3. Promoting professional learning for continuous improvement
  4. Facilitating improvements in instruction and student learning
  5. Promoting the use of assessments and data for school and district improvement
  6. Improving outreach and collaboration with families and community
  7. Advocating for student learning and the profession