Ozarks Teacher Corps Announces New Members

Newest members are announced in Mansfield, Missouri.

April 15, 2016 |

The newest members of the Ozarks Teacher Corps are (left to right): Colleen Winklepleck, Myrtle; Dylan Johnson, Buffalo; Bailey Soper, Ash Grove; Alicia Lindeman, Aurora; Briona Warden, West Plains; Karley Bassham, Ste. Genevieve; Laura Thompson, Iberia; Ashley Vannada, Iberia.

The 2016 class of the Ozarks Teacher Corps was introduced on Friday, April 8th as part of the annual Rural Schools Rendezvous, which this year brought rural education advocates from seven different states to Mansfield, Mo., the home of the newly renovated Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum.

This year's cohort was joined by other current members and alumni of the Corps, which has served as the prototype for the new Rural Teacher Corps, a project of the Rural Schools Collaborative, which co-presented this year's Rendezvous. Participants heard from leading rural literature advocate and author Dr. Paul Theobald, who shared his thoughts on engaging rural students and details of the Rural Lit Rally, a grass-roots effort to preserve and amplify the voice of rural authors past and present.

You will want to learn more about the Community Foundation of the Ozarks' Rural Schools Partnership, which serves as a regional hub for the Rural Schools Collaborative. CFO staff members Julie Leeth, Carol Silvey, Matt Lemmon, Louise Knauer, and president Brian Fogle, all support this good partnership.

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