The Multi-Classroom Leader, or MCL, is a teacher with leadership skills and a record of high-growth student learning who both teaches part of the time and leads a small, collaborative team of teachers for a group of classrooms in the same grade or subject.
Master Team Reach Teachers (MTRT) serve on an MCL's team, directly teaching more students than usual, but typically without raising instructional group sizes. Additionally, MTRT's help MCL's lead a larger team (with guidance from MCL). They help plan and deliver instruction for multiple classes in the same grade or subject.
The teacher resident (TR) participates in a year-long, paid residency that is part of a small team led by a multi-classroom leader (MCL), who is an excellent teacher with prior high-growth student learning, who leads, organizes, and develops a team of teachers and staff to serve multiple classrooms of students with excellence. A teacher resident observes and learns on the job in preparation for a teaching career while earning a degree and/or certification from a cooperating educator preparation provider.
The Reach Associate (RA) is a highly-qualified paraprofessional or teacher candidate who supports Teacher Teams, often primarily working with one MCL or TRT. Provides both instructional and noninstructional support to a team of teachers, as designated by the team’s multi-classroom leader (MCL). Works closely with the teacher(s) to complete various administrative tasks and noninstructional paperwork. Manages procedures and supervises student behavior during transitions, lunch, recess, assemblies, and other unstructured activities, and while teacher(s) deliver instruction. In some schools, aids instruction by supervising time on projects, skills practice, and digital learning, and/or by instructing students in small groups or individually. All activities are directed by the multi-classroom leader (MCL) or master team reach teachers (MTRT).