• Nonpartisan
  • Representative of public and private education
  • Alignment with social justice issues; focus on equity and access; and a shared vision of what works for all students regardless of socio-economic status
  • Focus on transformational and systemic change
  • Finding common ground; inclusive; speaking with one voice
  • Ability to leverage the expertise and influence of institutional and organizational leaders
  • Ability to serve as leaders in re-branding the teaching profession, identifying strengths and opportunities in teacher preparation and expanding the teacher pipeline 
  • Capacity to define and track quantitative and qualitative data to support knowledge sharing and accountability practices
  • A ‘knowledge repository’ for effective tools and best practices in pedagogy, instructional practices, school leadership, efficacy, advocacy, classroom management, and cultural competencies