Thanks for this, David. I too, have taken on the role of teacher leader for my school’s science department. Different from Department Head b/c I have no supervision/evaluation duties. In fact, most of our PD is led by our principal, so thus far the role has consisted mostly of budget management and doing the nuts and bolts kind of stuff. Oh, and attending curriculum meetings where I’m one of 20 who get a say in how PD happens and what the priorities are. Do you have any teaching duties in your new role? My teacher leader role is considered one block of my 8 block teaching schedule and a small stipend.