The master teacher committee is active and ready to support you in your process of becoming a master teacher.  In order to submit a master teacher binder this year, you must have a letter of intent on file with the master teacher committee.  Please fill out the above form and submit it to Christine Sims at ChristineA.Sims@clevelandmetroschools.org.  This year we will have a winter and spring portfolio turn in process.
    Information Sessions:
    If you are interested in learning about the Master Teacher Process there will be two information sessions offered this fall.  Representatives from the committee will be available to answer your questions along with a representative from Cleveland State University if you are interested in earning a graduate credit hour during this process.
    Information Sessions:
    Max Hayes High School, October 3, 2017 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm
    East Professional Center, October 4, 2017 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
    Fall Master Teacher Cohort Sessions
    If you would like to participate in an in-depth study of each criterion or section of the Master Teacher portfolio, a cohort is available.  There are five sessions with each session focusing on one aspect of the portfolio.   All sessions are held on Wednesdays or Thursdays and run from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, and all sessions will be held at East PD Center.  The dates of the sessions are:
    Criterion A: Wednesday, October 11, 2017     
    Criterion B: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Criterion C: Thursday, November 2, 2017
    Criterion D: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
    Criterion E: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Additionally, there will be a Drop-In Support Sessions on December 6, 2017 a at East PD Center from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. 
    Attending any or all of these sessions is voluntary.  You may turn in a portfolio without having attended any of the sessions. 
    Final Submission of Binders:
    Final submission of Master Teacher Portfolios for the first semester is the first week back to school in January.  Portfolios will be accepted at Orchard School (Rm. 218) on  January 9, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.   Portfolios may also be submitted to the Professional Development Office at East PD Center on January 9, 2018, all day until 5:00 pm.

    A master teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. A master teacher strives for distinguished teaching and continued professional growth as specified by The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.