Lydia Stevenson

Senior Specialist, East Team

Lydia Stevenson joins NIET as a senior specialist on the East Team after spending the last decade in education in Louisiana schools. She began her educational career as a middle school math and science teacher. Lydia has been able to share her passion for teaching and learning through serving as TAP career teacher, master teacher, assistant principal, and principal of grades K-2. She prides herself on keeping students at the core of any work she has ever been a part of.

Lydia has served students in public schools as well as charter schools. Throughout her time as an educator, she has developed professional development sessions and presented locally and state-wide. She has served in various leadership capacities to coach, build, and support teachers and leaders in strengthening practices that lead to improving outcomes for students.

Lydia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and a master's in teaching from Louisiana College. She received her educational leadership degree through Lamar State University. Lydia is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in organizational leadership.

 Lydia  Stevenson

Why are you passionate about working for NIET?

As an educator, the majority of my career has been working at a school who has been supported by NIET. The work that was done through this partnership has helped to shape my personal philosophy that all students can learn when given access to a quality instructional leader. I believe that all educational institutions should adopt NIET’s best practices to support aspiring professionals who enter college with the aspiration of becoming a teacher. Having access to these best practices in the learning phase can ensure that more educators are entering the field as high-quality instructors. This will ensure equitable access to a great educator and a greater opportunity at success for more students.

Who is your favorite teacher?

My favorite teacher is my daughter. In her 13 years on earth, she has taught me patience, perseverance, how to be more understanding, the beauty of being a free soul and the importance of keeping family first.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy making memories with my husband and daughter, traveling, shopping, singing and spending time/entertaining family and friends. I enjoy fine dining and experiencing new restaurants. My love for DIY projects has encouraged me to purchase all sorts of shirt making and crafting machines. Attending Saints games and making memories with the “WHO DAT CREW” is one of my all-time favorite things to do.