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.

Fredrick Mugalula - Uganda

October 22, 2021

An international perspective on rural advantages and unique challenges

Podcast

Nick Foertsch and Emma Rage - North Dakota

September 10, 2021

Young educators share their passion for building genuine relationships with their students

Podcast

Amy Quinn, Monmouth, IL

August 31, 2021

Retiring teacher reflects on 33 years of rural education

Teacher Profile

Joaly Ray, I Am A Rural Teacher Feature

December 28, 2020

Connecting Across the Cultures

Teacher Profile

Lee Shilts, Red Bluff, CA

December 3, 2020

Working Together for Social Justice: The Red Bluff Alums for Justice and Grassroots Policy Change in Action

Teacher Profile

Anthony Kabali, Kyotera, Uganda

November 2, 2020

Teacher inspired to help the "disadvantaged ones" in rural areas

Teacher Profile

Lisa Bufford, Cusseta, GA

October 30, 2020

Building Life Skills through Peppermint Mochas and Southern Sweet Tea

Teacher Profile