Support for Teachers

In rural Minnesota, students at Lake Park Audubon elementary school learned about their town's namesake through a multi-disciplinary Grants in Place project led by teacher Kathrina O'Connell.

Support for Teachers

We believe in the power of teacher-leaders.


The Rural Schools Collaborative believes teacher-leaders have the power to transform rural communities. We support this concept through our Grants in Place program, Rural Teacher Corps initiative, our Place Network Schools partnership, and I am a Rural teacher, a peer networking community.


Check out more ways to Get Involved with the Rural Schools Collaborative community or contact us today.


The Importance of the Rural Narrative

The Importance of the Rural Narrative

We encourage you to check out our wonderful collection of first-person rural teacher stories.

"I am a Rural Teacher!"

"I am a Rural Teacher!"

We invite you to join our I am a Rural Teacher Facebook group. Engage!

Grants in Place

Grants in Place

Since 2015 RSC and its partners have awarded more than $400,000 in support of innovative place-based projects.