Joni Readout serves as a TAP master teacher at Central Decatur Middle School/High School in rural Leon in south central Iowa. She currently works with math and career/technical students and teachers. Readout began her career as a middle school reading and math teacher before transitioning to a TAP teacher leadership role in 2013. She served as a TAP mentor teacher for one year while teaching sixth grade before becoming a master teacher. Readout earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2009 and a master’s in curriculum and instructional technology from Iowa State University. She is the recipient of a 2017 Milken Educator Award.