School of Education & Professional Studies (SEPS)


Who are the Teacher Leader Fellowship Program partner organizations?

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) is the lead partner offering expertise from its school of education faculty and TLFP’s founder, Dr. Betty J. Sternberg, who is a fomer state commissioner, superintendent, CCSU faculty member and Duke University Social Science Research Institute Visiting Research Fellow. Dr. Sternberg is a highly respected education professional whose work has spanned four decades and helped to cultivate a network of international experts who bring expertise to the program.

Connecticut Education Association (CEA) and its membership of teachers from 144 school districts is a TLFP founding partner.  As a partner, CEA’s team of former classroom teachers, administrators, and policymakers bring expertise and innovation to the program. CEA’s experience providing professional learning opportunities to educators is an additional resource to participants. 

American Federation of Teachers in Connecticut (AFT-CT) joined the partnership at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. With a membership that includes teachers from most of the state’s urban school districts and the entire vocational-technical high school system, AFT-CT brings practical, insightful, and timely knowledge based on its members’ experiences in urban school improvement.  

Duke University TeachHouse joined as a collaborative partner in 2017-18, bringing the perspective of early career educators, all graduates of Duke University teacher preparation programs, and cutting-edge work of its teacher-educators to TLFP. As an interstate partner, TeachHouse also brings its unique creative-problem solving and school innovation work and  experiences to participants in the program.