Developing Teacher Leaders in Math and Science: Content Coaches Mentoring Teacher Leaders
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 9 No. 2 (2008): Vol-9-Issue-2-February-2008
The AMSTI (Alabama Math Science Technology Initiative)-USA Fellows program, a collaboration
between a university College of Education and Arts & Sciences, State Department of Education, and
local school district, was created to develop Teacher Leaders in AMSTI Mathematics and Science.
The specific focus of this research was to examine the mentoring provided to the Teacher Leaders
Fellows, and to determine if the professional development provided to the teacher leaders helped them
develop mentoring skills to mentor and coach the AMSTI teachers with whom they worked. At the
completion of their Fellowship, these AMSTI-USA Fellows returned to become teacher leaders at their
home schools, charged with mentoring and coaching teachers in the AMSTI curriculum.