• The Master Teacher Committee is ready to support you in your process of becoming a master teacher.  In order to submit a master teacher binder this year, you must have a Letter of Intent on file with the master teacher committee.  Forms may be obtained from Christine Sims.  Please fill out the form and submit it to Christine Sims (ChristineA.Sims@clevelandmetroschools.org) or the Master Teacher Mailbox (masterteachercommittee@clevelandmetroschools.org).  This year we will have one spring portfolio submission.

    Information and Recruitement


    If you are interested in learning about the Master Teacher Process there will be information sessions offered in the fall.  Representatives from the committee will be available to answer your questions and explain the process.  The first session is Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. at Max Hayes High School.  The second session will be held at John Hay High School in room 333 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

    Spring Cohort Sessions:

     If you would like to participate in professional development to assist you in creating your portfolio, sessions are available.   This year there will be one session focusing on the different sections or criterions of the portfolio and multiple sessions taylored to selecting evidence and discussing how evidence is used to support your narrative.  All sessions run from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and will be held at various locations.  Dates for the 2019-2020 school year are:

    Overview of Criterion A, B. C. D, E- November 18, 2019 at East PD Center in room 223

    Evidence Session - January 14, 2020 at Max Hayes High School

    Evidence Session - February 12, 2020 at Max Hayes High School

    Evidence Session - March 11, 2020 at John Hay High School in room 333

    Attending any or all of these sessions is voluntary and drop-in.  You may turn in a portfolio without having attended any of the sessions.

     Final Submission of Binders:

    Final submission of Master Teacher Portfolios and Renewal Portfolios is Friday, April 3, 2020.   Portfolios may be submitted to the Professional Development Office at East PD Center during normal business hours.


    In order to be flexible and allow people to still complete the process this spring, you will be able to submit digitally through Smartsheet.   This is in no way a requirement, but an option!  Hard copy portfolios will be still be accepted in the fall, but if you would like to renew your designation before ODE's licensure extension this is an alternative.  If you need any assistance, the committee is happy to help!  Please reach out to Christine Sims, Todd LeVeck, or Tamera Zelwin with any technology questions.  We will do what we can to assist.  Electronic portfolios will be due April 30, 2020, and grading will take place the following week.  Below are the links to submit your portfolio.  Please note that the submission form can only accept 10 attachments in total.
    MT Initial Submission:
    MT Renewal:



    A master teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. A master teacher strives for distinguished teaching and continued professional growth as specified by The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.