To be considered for this position, candidates must also apply to the Boston Public Schools Principals and Heads of School posting and be screened through the district screening process. In your cover letter, please clearly indicate interest in the School Leader: Teacher-Powered School role at the BTU Pilot School.


Boston Teachers Union K-8 Pilot School Overview

We are seeking a leader who is a defender of progressive, public education, capitalizes on the strengths of fellow teacher leaders, and is ready to unite and guide a growing community to the next level/better version of the BTU School. The BTU School is a teacher-run school with Co-Lead Teachers and the faculty working together to make important decisions regarding the school. We believe that cultivating the potential of teachers is the best way to provide a wide-ranging, high-quality education to all of our scholars. The school operates within a shared leadership model through strong teacher-led committees, supported by the Governing Board and Family Council. 


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Role Overview

Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional TEACHER LEADER who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who desire to serve where their efforts matter.  In BPS, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.  BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as a teacher.


Primary Responsibilities

The Co-Lead Teacher will work in close collaboration with the other Co-Lead Teacher and the school community to guide and facilitate overall leadership, direction, and management of the BTU School. The Co-Lead Teacher reports to the Governing Board. 



Instructional Leadership

Family and Community Engagement

Management and Operations

 Professional Culture and School Climate

The following qualifications are required:

The following qualities are strongly preferred:

The Ideal Candidate:


TERMS:  BTU, Group I


Please refer to (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation.  Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step. BTU Pilot Teacher-Leaders are compensated according to the Boston Teachers Union salary scales, and also receive an additional 12% salary differential. In accordance with the schedules of traditional school leaders at other Boston Public Schools, BTU Pilot Teacher-Leaders will work 223 days during the calendar year. This includes all days school is in session and an additional 43 days which will be decided upon in tandem with the academic superintendent for the school.


The start and end times of BPS schools vary, as do the lengths of the school day. Some BPS schools have a longer school day through the "Schedule A" Expanded Learning Time (ELT) agreement. To learn more about ELT at BPS and whether or not this school is a "Schedule A" ELT school, check here: To see the bell schedule for every BPS school, go to: Please note, these times may be subject to change prior to the start of the SY20-21 school year.


The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.