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What is the Program Design? 

Teacher Academy is a replication of the very successful Leadership Academy Satellite Program, which has been fundamental in providing professional growth for school leaders. The Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Teacher Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state.

Participation requires monthly release days for regional meetings and two state meetings: Statewide Kickoff in September and a Statewide Winter Session in January. John Antonetti will be the keynote speaker at the state sessions. Tuition, travel expenses (including hotel at the Statewide meetings), and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Partial Scholarships are available to assist with program expenses.

Who Qualifies to be a Teacher Academy Fellow? 

  • A current classroom teacher with three years of classroom experience
  • A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness
  • A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth