Teacher Leadership Grant

Creston Community School District is currently working on a grant application to the Iowa Department of Education in order to create a teacher leadership and compensation system. This grant is due in October 2015.


The Teacher Leadership and Compensation grant (TLC) will be for approximately $400,000 annually beginning in the 2016-2017 school year.


The goals of Iowa's Teacher Leadership and Compensation System are:

  • Attract able and promising new teachers by offering competitive starting salaries and offering short-term and long-term professional development and leadership opportunities

  • Retain effective teachers by providing enhanced career opportunities

  • Promote collaboration by developing and supporting opportunities for teachers in schools and school districts statewide to learn from each other

  • Reward professional growth and effective teaching by providing pathways for career opportunities that come with increased leadership responsibilities and involve increased compensation

  • Improve student achievement by strengthening instruction

Contact: Kevin Teno