A PROJECT OF RURAL SCHOOLS COLLABORATIVE & NREA

Celebrating great teachers in rural places.

The I Am A Rural Teacher Campaign is dedicated to providing resources and giving voice to rural teachers.

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Teacher Stories

These narratives showcase the perspectives of rural educators. Read the viewpoints and recommendations of rural teachers.

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Rural Educators Across Borders

In addition to sharing rural teacher stories, we provide resources and events to connect educators across the globe.

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Rural Teacher Resiliency Guide

The key to making it through the first few years as a rural teacher is a lot of support. We’ve got a guide on how to find it and how to give it.

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“Rural looks and feels like people with good hearts. They’ll go to bat for you, if you go to bat for them. If you show you’re invested in them, they’ll definitely give you as much if not more back.”

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Featured Teacher Story

Being a teacher is a calling that can reach you at any time of life, even if you are on another career path. Crystal Stevenson is a high school English teacher in rural Iowa who changed careers and began teaching in her mid-thirties. She sat down with Rural Schools Collaborative to talk about how this impacted her life and fulfilled her sense of purpose.

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Podcast Feature

Nurturing Hope, Resilience, and Community in Oregon’s Treasure Valley

Education is an invaluable force for the health and strength of rural communities. Osbaldo (Ozzie) Gonzalez, a first-year, Dual Language elementary teacher in Nyssa, Oregon, knows this first-hand. Ozzie is passionate about building a sense of hope, empowerment, and determination in his students, a lifelong mindset that he worked hard to cultivate within himself.

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Voices From the Field

An inside look at rural teaching from classrooms across the globe.

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