Announcing The "I Am a Rural Teacher" Podcast!

October 19, 2020 |

We are excited to debut the “I Am a Rural Teacher” Podcast: A Project of the Rural Schools Collaborative.

The podcast will be hosted by Julia Levine- the Communications and Narrative Coordinator here at Rural Schools. Over the past year, Julia has been traveling around the country talking with rural teachers. So far we've featured the stories of teachers in the hills of the Missouri Ozarks, the pines of the Alabama Black Belt, the mountains of Northern California, and the plains of Western Illinois.

Now, we’re taking things virtual.

Throughout the next 6 weeks, we’ll be exploring what it means to be a rural teacher in six new locations throughout the country- including deep in the Alaskan tundra, at the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, and on the Navajo nation reservation.

We’re talking with teachers in real time about how they’re handling the impacts of Covid-19, internet access, and the daily ways, big and small, that rural schools and communities come together to take care of each other.

If you’d like to join us on this journey, get started by listening to the podcast teaser below, then subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, on Spotify, Google Play, Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. New episodes will be uploaded every Monday, starting this Monday, October 26th.

The I Am a Rural Teacher national advocacy campaign is in partnership with the National Rural Education Association and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The project is supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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