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State Ambassadors 2021-07-07T22:24:35-06:00

The State Ambassadors are a cohort of 25 experienced Level II or III classroom teachers representing diverse backgrounds. An Ambassador will have demonstrated leadership within their school and/or district and will possess strong communication skills. Participants are solutions-oriented teachers who want to further the progress of the profession.

State Ambassadors are asked to commit to regular monthly meetings, both virtual and in-person, and meetings as needed with PED leadership and staff. The purpose of the convenings is to collaborate with educators across the state, learn about PED areas of focus, build leadership skills through meaningful professional learning opportunities, and develop a community of support.

Teachers selected will act as ambassadors of the profession with the mission of uplifting educators and the work of teaching. Ambassadors will meet a set number of participation action items in order to receive a stipend upon the successful completion of this program. The commitment for an Ambassador is one full academic year.

Program Goals

Emphasize teacher recruitment and retention. Create a culture of collaboration and unity across the state. Build trusted pathways of information. Incorporate diverse educator and community voice. Support and celebrate new and mid-career teachers

How do I apply?

The application for the 2021-2022 school year is closed.

Candidate Competencies

Fosters a positive, collaborative culture among colleagues. Emphasizes a commitment to professional growth. Communicates effectively for maximum impact and influence.

Application Process

Phase 1

  1. Candidates should apply online by 9 p.m. on June 24, 2021.
  2. Candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from a colleague or classroom parent/caregiver that speaks to three competencies: teamwork and collaboration, growth and development, impact and influence.
  3. Candidates will submit a reference statement from their principal or school administrator in support of their availability and capacity to take on the responsibilities of an Ambassador.

Phase 2

  1. Candidates selected to move to Phase 2 will participate in a brief, three-question virtual interview.
Application timeline: April 16 application opens, May 31 Application closes 9 PM, June 28 Phase 2 acceptance, June 29 - July 19 Phase 2 interviews, August Final Decision.
Page last updated July 7, 2021