Guidelines for Becoming a Teacher Leader in Rural Special Education

Belva C. Collins, Maria Marsella Leahy, Melinda Jones Ault

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Special education teachers have a unique set of skills and opportunities to become leaders in the field of education. Some rural special education teachers, however, may not see themselves as potential leaders or believe they have opportunities to be leaders. This article provides guidelines for rural special education teachers to consider in becoming leaders at the school, community, and national levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-213
Number of pages11
JournalRural Special Education Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2017

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Publisher Copyright:
© Hammill Institute on Disabilities 2017.


  • rural special education
  • special education leadership
  • teacher leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Development


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