Leadership Emergence Within MEXTESOL
Language Teacher Associations (LTAs) can be the professional place where teachers learn, grow and develop personally and professionally. However, for the effective functioning of these associations, some members must take leadership roles. This chapter follows the leadership development of six MEXTESOL members who have emerged as leaders within the association at the local chapter level and at the national level. From the data obtained in this empirical study, four stages were identified on the path of emergence and development of these leaders. The experiences of the participants as leaders were explored in order to identify the motivations, challenges and rewards they have encountered in their development as teachers and leaders and how MEXTESOL became the common niche where they found their space to develop as leaders and to empower others.
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