The I Am A Rural Teacher Project is dedicated to providing resources and giving voice to rural teachers.
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.Visit the Resiliency Guide
“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.”
Featured Teacher Story
Often the task of ensuring our students are seen, heard, and loved falls on the educators. TyKesha Cross, a Junior High and 9th Grade Banking teacher at the Pine Bluff School District in Pine Bluff, AR, knows personally the power of teachers and education to lift students out of incredibly difficult situations.Read More
Reflections from 2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year
Rural teachers are the heartbeats of their community, encouraging students to do their best and supporting programs in their schools. Brian Skinner is a high school special education teacher from Newton, Kansas, who was named a 2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year for his outstanding work with his students.Listen Now
More Teacher Stories
Lanie Christianson and Matthew Eastman - University of Maine
Finding a passion for teaching when Maine needs them most.
Reflections on I Am A Rural Teacher
Rural Schools Collaborative looks back on seven years of sharing the stories of rural teachers via the I Am A Rural Teacher project, in their own words.
Cole Carter - Junction, IL
Why young people return home to teach rural
Reciprocity Project Classes Engage in Introductory Activities
This succinct piece highlights several of the different “introductory activities” that have been produced by some of the participating Rural Educators Across Borders teachers and their students.