International Journal of Social Policy & Education

ISSN 2689-4998 (print), 2689-5013 (online)

DOI: 10.61494/ijspe

The Relationship between Teacher Leadership and Student Performance

Louis L. Warren


Leadership is a fundamental factor required to enhance the instructional quality of teachers. Teacher leaders possess excellent class management skills and are more capable of driving students toward academic success. In the current body of work, limited studies have focused on the impact of teacher leaders on student learning, while having leadership responsibilities inside the classroom. The purpose of this study is to explore in depth the entire concept of teacher leadership in the classroom and its relationship to student performance and achievement. The study involves a synthesis of evidence in education literature that describes the concept of teacher leadership and student performance. The findings reveal that teacher leaders, whether outside or within the classroom, are driven by the desire to improve student learning. Students taught by teacher leaders have a high probability of succeeding academically compared to those under non-leader educators.