Advocacy Tips: Finding Your Inner Teacher Leader By Megan Allen

Advocacy Tips: Finding Your Inner Teacher Leader

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I glanced down at my royal blue heels for a little bit of #shoeconfidence as I sat in the waiting room at the Governor's office. I was there for a hard-won appointment with an education policy advisor.

I was ready to speak for my students. My proposal—about establishing a seat for a teacher on the Florida State Board of Education—was neatly summarized in one page. I was geared up with talking points, including statistics about how many states have teacher input on their boards of education.

But I battled imposter syndromeWhat am I doing here? Who am I to keep calling, emailing, and pushing until I get an appointment?

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