A PROJECT OF RURAL SCHOOLS COLLABORATIVE & NREA

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The I Am a Rural Teacher campaign is committed to sharing voices and perspectives of rural teachers throughout the country. Elevating teacher advocacy is a primary objective of this national initiative, and the Rural Schools Collaborative will be working with the National Rural Education Association to share rural teachers' viewpoints with policymakers at the regional, state, and national levels.

Thank you to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting this effort.

Christina Musselman - Lake Havasu City, AZ

September 27, 2022

How education comes full circle in rural places

Teacher Profile

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Taylor Kilgore and Linda Hooper - Whitwell, TN

September 21, 2022

Rural community encourages deeper understanding through Paper Clips Project

Podcast

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Vinnie Rivera - McLeansboro, IL

August 31, 2022

Relationships are this band instructor’s leitmotif

Teacher Profile

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Jennifer Shealy - Greenville, AL

August 26, 2022

Teaching re-introduces an educator to her rural community

Teacher Profile

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Lola Rubio Alberca - Spain

August 11, 2022

Discussion with a graduate from rural-focused teaching program in Spain

Podcast

Stacey with her students

Stacey Moser - Fields, OR

August 3, 2022

Teaching is the New Frontier for this Second-Career Educator

Teacher Profile

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Robbin Perkins Askew - Atqasuk, AK

July 12, 2022

Longtime teacher finds renewed purpose in rural Alaska

Teacher Profile

Kinley Zam - Punakha District, Bhutan

June 24, 2022

Place-based education partnership fosters deeper learning in Bhutan

Teacher Profile, Rural Educators Across Borders

Suzy and Barb in front of Jefferson School

Barb McArthy and Suzy Tomm - Carmi, IL

June 16, 2022

Teaching team shares a rural perspective on special education

Podcast

Susan Spiers receives PREPS Teacher of the Year Award

Susan Spiers - Picayune, MS

June 2, 2022

Veteran teacher forges bonds with students and community

Teacher Profile

Portrait of Joe Hennessey

Joe Hennessey - Dover-Foxcroft, ME

May 24, 2022

Joe Hennessey’s work in Piscataquis County, Maine reveals the irreplaceable role of a passionate and visionary teacher-leader

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Building a Climate-aware Future: Rural Educators Across Borders Convenes to Discuss Sustainability in Rural Schools

May 23, 2022

In our second Rural Educators Across Borders event, we focused on Sustainability in Rural Schools, exploring the local-to-global impacts of and responses to climate change in rural areas

Rural Educators Across Borders