2024-2025 Program

The Teacher Leadership Institute for Sustainability builds the capacity of TK-12th grade teachers to integrate environmental sustainability, outdoor learning, and student -driven environmental action projects into their core curriculum. Join a countywide network of Teacher Leaders with a shared vision for environmental literacy and sustainability education.  

During the program, participants will:


APPLICATIONS: 2024-25 applications are open. APPLY HERE. Space is allocated to ensure participation across districts and grade bands. 


NOTE: The program includes in-person sessions, synchronous virtual sessions, and asynchronous independent work. 

STIPEND PAYMENT AND REIMBURSEMENTS: Classroom teacher participants will receive up to $1200.  Stipends will be paid by districts at the end of the 2024-25 school year. Santa Cruz COE will reimburse districts up to $1200 per teacher plus statutory benefits based on attendance and program completion. Santa Cruz COE will track and provide all attendance documentation. No stipends are available for community-based Environmental Educator participants at this time.

Questions? Contact: Amity Sandage asandage@santacruzcoe.org