A PROJECT OF RURAL SCHOOLS COLLABORATIVE & NREA

Our Stories

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.

Jamie Fehring - Bedford, Iowa

May 17, 2022

Beginning her career as a scientist, Jamie transitioned into teaching as a second career; and she's deeply committed to fostering student inquiry and inclusivity in the classroom.

Teacher Profile

Jamesha Keithley - Leland, MS

May 6, 2022

Helping students take command of their future

Teacher Profile

Haley Salitros Lancaster - Vincennes, IN

April 20, 2022

National Signature Project Award recipient discusses place and community

Place-Based Education, Podcast

CSU – Chico Rural Teacher Corps Spotlight: CLASS in action at Red Bluff High School

April 15, 2022

Rural Schools Collaborative's Executive Director, Taylor McCabe-Juhnke, sits down with four CLASS program participants for a roundtable interview

Rural Teacher Corps

Chasity Douglas - Surry County, NC

April 15, 2022

Teaching with Empathy and Determination

Teacher Profile

Karen Yu - Chaozhou, China

April 4, 2022

Breaking stereotypes through international dialogue

Teacher Profile, Rural Educators Across Borders

Netta Davis - Sarah, MS

March 25, 2022

"Doing History" with Students

Podcast

Kymberli Wregglesworth - Onaway, MI

March 11, 2022

Taking Action for Community Health

Place-Based Education, Teacher Profile

Mississippi Teachers of the Year Share Why They Teach Rural

March 8, 2022

Three Teachers Shares Stories of Determination and Passion for Their Work

Teacher Profile

Brenda Epling, Grand Forks, ND

February 22, 2022

Teaching Through the Mask: Teacher Leadership During the Pandemic

Teacher Profile

Matt Jaeger - Bellevue, IA

February 11, 2022

On-site interview at innovative, student-led project-based learning site, Bellevue BIG

Podcast

The Modern One-Room School - Amanda McCraw, Paicines, CA

January 19, 2022

Panoche Elementary School is a one room school house in San Benito County, California. Amanda McCraw is the sole employee, and this is her story.

Teacher Profile