For our second TS! event in Fall 2018, we surveyed teachers from 47 rural school districts to inquire about their rural teaching experience and how we might encourage new teachers to pursue careers in rural districts.
Seven teachers from five rural school districts came to campus to engage in discussions with pre-service students, graduate students, and rural school advocates.
Teachers were uniformly thrilled to share their successes and challenges as educators in rural schools.
They noted the advantages of encouraging and expanding professional learning communities around the state of Wisconsin.
Rural school advocates
Mia Chimel, Associate Director of School Improvement for CESA 9
Pam Jenson, Transition Coordinator at CESA 2
Kim Kaukl, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Schools Alliance
Gary Funk, Director of the Rural Schools Collaborative
Craig Albers, Co-director of RERIC
Teacher Speakout! in the news
Baraboo teacher works with UW-Madison researchers examining rural education
“The collaboration with everyone was amazing! I loved ALL of the discussion.”
- educator from Mineral Point SD
“Knowing there is an interest in rural schools from UW Staff.”
- educator from Richland Center SD