The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students' success. The organization trains and coaches teacher leaders to successfully mobilize and lead teacher teams, and empowers teacher leaders to be change agents among their peers and policy makers. Since 2009, Teach Plus has trained thousands of teacher leaders across the country who are driving policy changes and improving the instructional practices of teachers to create an education system driven by equity, access and excellence for all students. Teach Plus programs are designed to place highly effective teachers at the center of improvements in schools as leaders of their peers, and outside schools influencing policy decisions that affect their classrooms. The programs develop excellent teachers into leaders who achieve change and mobilize others in their school, district, state and across the nation to bring change to scale.