Tips for Pre-Service Teachers who Want to be Teacher Leaders

Kappa Delta Pi is proud to share KDP member Lyndsay Nottingham’s wonderful tips about teacher leadership for new and pre-service educators. She has worked as an ELL Paraeducator and is excited to begin her teaching career this Fall. Lyndsay blogs at

To better prepare yourself to be a teacher leader, consider attending a KDP iLead Conference, the KDP Convocation, or download any of our teacher leadership resources in the KDP Resources Catalog. All available at

Lessons with Lyndsay

To start off this post, I want to state that I am by no means an expert on the topic of teacher leadership. What I can tell you, is that I have worked diligently to prove that pre-service teachers can make a difference and that you can, too! This cause is near and dear to my heart. My passion is to help my students develop a lifelong love of learning, a sense of curiosity, and to love and believe in their own selves. I am also incredibly passionate about empowering others and the #kyedvolution movement. I figured with all of this passion, it was time to finally write down what runs through my brain!

So, here’s what I’ve learned thus far. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but rather what’s worked for me. There’s no real rhyme or reason to this list, other than that the goal is to help…

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