39-7. Consulting Teachers
The BOARD, in consultation with the UNION, shall appoint a body of part-time consulting teachers who meet the statutory minimum criteria, after an application process determined by the Joint Committee, giving preference to teachers with two consecutive ratings of excellent or who are National Board Certified, who may be called to assist tenured teachers under remediation, in their subject area and/or grade band level.
The consulting teacher must have five-years of teaching experience, have a most recent summative rating of excellent and have reasonable familiarity with the teacher’s content area. The Joint Committee may establish additional criteria for appointment as a consulting teacher.
Consulting teachers shall be released from their teaching duties a minimum of 3 hours a week, based on the remediation plan of the receiving teacher.
They shall be paid a pro rata stipend for time spent assisting the teacher, and an additional hour of planning each week of support.
The consulting teacher’s role is to help teachers improve their practice to proficient in the CPS Framework for Teaching components identified in the remediation plan, by providing or recommending mentoring, professional learning experiences, instructional support, modeling and coaching.
Consulting teachers shall not assist colleagues with whom they are personally acquainted.