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.

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

Teacher Profile, 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

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

Jamesha Keithley - Leland, MS

May 6, 2022

Helping students take command of their future

Alabama & Black Belt, Teacher Profile

Haley Lancaster Headshot with Podcast Logo

Haley Salitros Lancaster - Vincennes, IN

April 20, 2022

National Signature Project Award recipient discusses place and community

Place-Based Education, Teacher Profile, Podcast

Chasity Douglas Headshot

Chasity Douglas - Surry County, NC

April 15, 2022

Teaching with Empathy and Determination

Teacher Profile

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

China Rural Classroom

Karen Yu - Chaozhou, China

April 4, 2022

Breaking stereotypes through international dialogue

Teacher Profile, Rural Educators Across Borders

Netta Davis

Netta Davis - Sarah, MS

March 25, 2022

"Doing History" with Students

Teacher Profile, Podcast