Aspiring Multi-Classroom Leader Academy

Build a Multi-Classroom Leader pipeline in your district

The Aspiring Multi-Classroom Leader Academy provides a professional learning series focused on building skills and understanding for high-performing teachers who may be interested in pursuing a Multi-Classroom Leader (MCL) role. Opportunity Culture directors in districts that offered the academy to their staff found it provided “a great base of applicants who had high motivation and high interest,” and saw “a significant difference in how [applicants] were able to talk through the interview questions.”

Who should attend the Aspiring MCL Academy?

The series is designed for teachers who have demonstrated great success in their classroom but have not yet extended their reach by leading peers. If participants later assume the MCL role, they will poised to make an immediate impact. The series cultivates a clear understanding of the difference between the MCL role and other instructional leadership roles.

How much does the Aspiring MCL Academy cost?

$750 per participant, which covers 13 hours of live, virtual learning led by experienced Public Impact facilitators.

What are the dates and times of the Aspiring MCL Academy?

Following an optional one-hour information session on January 31 from 4:35-5:30 p.m. ET, sessions will be held from 4:35-6:30 p.m. ET on February 7, February 28, March 13, March 20, April 3, and April 17, 2024.

What will the sessions cover?

The series will develop each teacher’s framework for leading ambitious and equitable teaching and learning.

January 31: Optional Information Session

February 7: Introduction to Aspiring MCL Academy and Opportunity Culture

February 28: What is Ambitious Teaching and Learning and How Do We Know? 

March 13: Classroom Observation for the Purpose of Teacher Development

March 20: Observing and Interpreting Instruction—5-10 Minute Classroom Observations

April 3: Observing and Interpreting Instruction—15-20 Minute Classroom Observations

April 17: MCL Panel and Next Steps for Pursuing an Opportunity Culture Role

What is the experience like for participants?

Participants engage in the sessions with a consistent cohort, formed around shared backgrounds. For example, if we have at least four secondary teachers in STEM fields, we would place them in a shared cohort. Over 99% of participants in the 2023 sessions agreed that this experience was time well-spent in pursuit of their professional goals as a teacher-leader. 

Registration Information

Payment methods:

  • Credit Card: Individuals and/or districts may register by completing the credit card registration form below. You will receive an email with instructions for joining the session one week prior to your selected session date.
  • Invoice: Districts requiring an invoice may complete the invoice registration form below to receive an invoice via email. Payment must be received within one week of the first session date. Instructions for joining your sessions will be sent via email once payment is received. If you are registering within one week of a session date, please use the credit card registration form.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made 10 days prior to your session date and start time to receive a refund. To cancel your registration, please email

Groups: You may register and pay for up to 5 participants by completing a registration form below. For larger groups, please email

To register, complete the appropriate registration form below.


Credit Card Registration Form


Invoice Registration Form

 Questions? Contact our team today!