Teacher Career Pathways
Ingenium provides two options for teacher career pathways:
- Teacher Leadership Roles
- Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSA)
Teacher Leadership Roles
Teacher leadership roles include:
- Grade-Level/Department Mentor Teacher
- Ingenium Instructional Specialist
- ELD Task Force Member
- Technology Guru
- Lead Technology Guru
- Teacher Advisory Panel Member.
Teacher leaders teach full-time and receive a stipend to complete extra responsibilities that broaden their impact. These leaders support Ingenium’s professional learning community and may receive additional coaching and mentoring to grow their leadership capacity. Teachers apply each spring/fall for roles for the upcoming year.
Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSA)
TOSAs are teachers who have stepped out of the classroom to fulfill other roles and grow leadership capacity. Historically, these roles have included:
- Dean of Students
- English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator
- Curriculum and Instruction TOSA
- Communications TOSA
- Special Education Inclusion TOSA
- Special Education Compliance TOSA.
TOSAs receive support through professional learning communities and individualized coaching and mentorship. We believe teacher career pathways elevate teacher voice in our organization and provide opportunities for career advancement and support.
Professional Development Presentation
Teachers (including first year teachers) and classified employees are encouraged to develop areas of expertise and signature practices and to share these practices and knowledge at both Ingenium-wide conferences and external PDs.
Staff Learning System and Feedback Model:
Ingenium Schools does not evaluate employees. Instead, coaching cycles are embedded within the teacher learning model and within non-teacher capacity matrices. Our coaching philosophy is guided by the belief that employees want to do a good job and improve and that employees have a right to joy and meaning in their work and learning. Our only aim is continual improvement. Our theory is that if we focus on what’s meaningful to employees, help them develop aims that are aligned to our definition of quality teaching, provide feedback that is targeted and timely, and we eliminate the practice of rating teachers and employees, the result will be teachers, employees, and students that experience joy in learning while getting better and better all the time.