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 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.

Why Rural School Matters: It Makes Us A Community

March 18, 2019

New Hampshire's Debra Norwood on the value of "connectedness."

New England, Place-Based Education, Teacher Feature: New Hampshire

Debra Norwood

March 14, 2019

Debra Norwood is a former rural teacher and the current principal at Piermont Village School in New Hampshire. She's a member of RELN.

Teacher Profile

Telling the Rural Story: A New Hampshire Focus

February 19, 2019

The Rural Educational Leaders Network Explores Social Media

Power of Partnerships, New England

Dakota Crowder

January 31, 2019

Dakota Crowder, Eastern Illinois University, student participant at the EIU Rural Teacher Corps shares her story, Charleston, Illinois

Teacher Profile

Devanne Lawson

January 25, 2019

Devanne Lawson, Eastern Illinois University, student participant at the EIU Rural Teacher Corps shares her story, Charleston, Illinois

Teacher Profile

Brittany Williams

January 15, 2019

Brittany Williams, University Charter School kindergarten teacher in Livingston, Alabama, shares her first-year teaching experience.

Teacher Profile

Mayra V. Moreno, Corning, California

July 31, 2018

Protect the Nest: A Community Reflection

Teacher Profile

Dr. Nathan Hamblin

January 20, 2018

Nathan is an editor/consultant and researcher teaching mathematics for the rural Twin Valley Community Local Schools, West Alexandria, Ohio.

Teacher Profile