Teach Factor Fellow: Joni Readout

Teacher leadership is one of the most important factors leading to excellent teaching and student success. NIET's Teach Factor initiative explores formal teacher leader roles alongside some of the most effective educators in the U.S. Here, Central Decatur Community School District Master Teacher and Teach Factor Fellow Joni Readout (Iowa) shares what inspired her to become a teacher, what teacher leadership means to her and tips for aspiring teacher leaders. Learn more at