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, place-based education resource compilation, and I am a Rural teacher, a peer networking community.

  • Grants in Place is a modest grant program that encourages rural school district teachers across the country to engage their students in place-based learning. We believe that place-based education gives meaning to learning, strengthens the bonds between school and community, and instills pride in the cultures and histories of rural places and small towns. Learn more!
  • The "I am a Rural teacher!" Project is an initiative to connect, empower, and share the voices of rural educators from across the nation. Teachers can share ideas, stories, and best practices that are relevant to the rural school perspective. It is easy to join this active Facebook group


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


Grants in Place

Grants in Place

RSC's grantmaking partners have supported over a quarter-million dollars worth of place-based project throughout the country in the past three years.

"I am a Rural Teacher!"

"I am a Rural Teacher!"

A project combining rural teacher networking with storytelling and social marketing. We give rural teachers a voice in a positive space!

Grants in Place

Grants in Place

RSC's grantmaking partners have supported over a quarter-million dollars worth of place-based project throughout the country in the past three years.