In case you missed them: Minnesota Teacher Perspectives from the I Am A Rural Teacher Project
Jennifer (Jenny) Maras
has taught for over 20 years, with the past 14 being in Morris Area School District, and she connects deeply to teaching her students skills they will be able to use outside of the classroom, often with the help of community members.
"We have a fabulous community that is second to none, and my hope for rural communities is that everyone feels that way." - Jenny Maras
describes himself as a writer, communicator, counselor, drummer, and lover of music, hockey, movies, and the outdoors. And, Dave is an educator - teaching both special education and social studies for grades 6-12 at Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP).
“Embrace what you have. Use a closer connection to the outdoors to your advantage. Revel in small class sizes that allow for building deeper, more varied relationships.” - Dave Perry
You can read more about Jenny
, and other amazing rural educators, on the I Am A Rural Teacher website! We are also always looking for new stories to share.