School Teacher

The Teacher Academy in Character Education (TACE) has two fundamental purposes. The first is to inspire a personal commitment to character values as a teacher and further strengthen the noble purpose bedrock all educators share. The second is to equip teachers with character development best practices and evidence-based methods for building positive character skills in students. We've also identified and will measure a few bold goals for TACE Academy Graduates-increasing academic success in their classrooms, decreasing student referrals, lowering teacher turnover, and increasing job satisfaction.


TACE is designed for Elementary and Secondary Teacher Leaders in years three to five of their career, the Academy's One-Year Program will center on monthly full-day evidence-based work sessions led by award winning educators, expert character education practitioners and renowned scholars.


TACE will complement the highly successful and long-running Leadership Academy in Character Education (LACE) for school administrators led by Dr. Marvin Berkowitz, Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education.

Academy Vision: Each person is able to be their best selves by thriving in an equitable and just community focused on culture and character.
Academy Mission: Equip early career (years 3-5) teachers with the knowledge, experiences and tools to build positive character and culture for self and others in their school community.
Academy Fee: $1000 includes 6 in-person sessions with lunch included, 2 individual coaching sessions, and a robust starter library.
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