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Aspiring to Lead: Physics Teacher Leaders Influencing Science Education Policy

Becky Bundy
Julie Dahl
Seth Guiñals-Kupperman
Katie Martino
Jeff Hengesbach
John Metzler
Trey Smith
Nichole Spencer
Amanda Whitehurst
Rebecca E. Vieyra
Published In
The Physics Teacher
Published Date
March 2019
Subject Area



Teachers are increasingly recognizing the need-and their power-to advocate on behalf of the teaching profession for the sake of their students and communities. National organizations like AAPT have a key role in amplifying teachers' voices. Building on the strategic vision for K-12 physics teacher professional development of the 'Aspiring to Lead' report, AAPT broke new ground by supporting teams of educators in addressing local- and state-level issues related to physics education.

Related Report: Aspiring to Lead - Engaging K-12 Teachers as Agents of National Change in Physics Education