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 works 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 and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for the initial support to launch this effort.
November 28, 2023
The Impact of Place-Based Learning in Rural Communities
November 2, 2023
The Reciprocity Project connects rural educators worldwide, promoting place-based learning and global awareness.
October 31, 2023
Student-centered learning is a journey to empowerment at Koshkonong Trails School. Learn about Skylar Primm’s path to becoming lead teacher at KTS and how he practices place-based learning.
October 18, 2023
The Power of Teacher Corps Programs
September 18, 2023
Inspiring teacher resilience through mentorship.
September 12, 2023
August 23, 2023
Overcoming adversity through the power of education
July 12, 2023
Reflections from 2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year
June 28, 2023
How Rural Educators Become Community Leaders
May 10, 2023
Celebrating the continued work of the 2022 National Rural Teacher of the Year
April 19, 2023
Restorative Practices and healthy relationships prepare students for success in and out of the classroom