This paper uses surveys and interviews with teachers at four secondary schools to explore whether the definition of teacher leadership is changing at all as a result of the CCSS (Common Core of State Standards), and whether CCSS is creating new opportunities and/or challenges for 1st-6thyear teachers developing as leaders. Exploratory data suggest that the CCSS is creating opportunities for 1st-6th year teachers to lead based upon some of the qualities and training they bring to their schools, but also suggests that the CCSS simultaneously creates pressures and forces which can limit 1st-6th year teachers development of leadership skills.
Esposito, Abigail; Nelson, Sara; Bengston, John; Didden, Andrew; Mulcahy, Patrick; Wilson, Daniel; Valacer, Alexander; Seara, Dan; Schlank, Colin; Lopez, Justis; Dombrowski, Andrew; Colantonio, Brian; and Levine, Tom, "Exploring the Impact of the New CCSS on Definitions of Teacher Leadership and 1st-6th Year Teachers’ Opportunities to Develop as Leaders" (2015). NERA Conference Proceedings 2015. 8.