In this spotlight, Inverness Institute asked some of our research colleagues located on the East Coast to survey and interview leading teachers they know from their years of work with teacher networks across the United States. Barnett Berry is a professor at the University of South Carolina, who has been on a 35-year journey to both study and advocate for the teaching profession. Emily Liebtag is a school innovation consultant, based in Hillsborough, NC.
Barnett and Emily provide major highlights from a survey and in-depth conversations with 23 highly accomplished teachers across the country who teach at every grade level and core subject areas. The majority of them are National Board Certified. All are involved in wide variety of external (including global) networks. Some have won prestigious fellowships.
The national sample is too small to make precise comparisons to the California survey findings. However, there appears to be very little differences between the two groups.