Starting a Chapter

Are you a dynamic teacher interested in GROWING YOUR OWN teachers for your community?

Are you willing to nurture middle and high school students interested in becoming educators?

Are you ready to become a TEACHER LEADER?


If you answered YES! to these questions, please read the information below in order to establish an EdRising NM organization at your school.


Start an Educators Rising NM Chapter today!

  1. Contact EdRising NM at and let us know you’re interested, and we can add you to our listserve.
  2. Go to under the Join the Network tab and register as a Teacher Leader.  
  3. Recruit students and have them register at under the Join the Network tab as students. Anyone who is at least 13 years old and is considering a career in teaching can join the Educators Rising network:
    • Base-level membership is free of charge and includes access to the Membership Portal, Student Resources, Educators Rising Standards, and National Board videos. NOTE:Beginning in 2020, this level of membership will no longer be available for students, they will be required to pay the $10 for Active membership to participate in Educators Rising activities.
    • Active-level membership is for those students who wish to take on a more active role and costs $10/year. NOTE: Students must be Active-level members in order to participate in student leadership, state and national conferences, competitions and the Ed Rising Honor Society, or to be eligible for scholarships.
    • Make sure students are linked to your school-based organization. HINT: Have students enter the school address and zip code when they register.
  4. Check the website regularly for updates.
  5. Download the ER-Teacher-Leader-Start-Up-Guide and get started!
  6. Complete and return the 2019-20 Program of Work as well as the 2019-20 Educators Rising National Student Roster Spreadsheet for your Educators Rising Chapter to with Membership Log/Program of Work in the subject line. NOTE: The National Student Roster Spreadsheet must also be uploaded to your Membership Portal on the national Educators Rising website.