YOUR story can empower and inspire generations of change – one student, one classroom, one school at a time.

Many schools are struggling with teacher shortages, leaving teachers feeling overwhelmed. At the Mississippi Department of Education, we help share your TEACH MISSISSIPPI success stories with prospective teachers, so your story can empower and inspire generations of change – one student, one classroom, one school at a time.

Hear from fellow educators below. Share your story today for a chance to be featured on our website, blog and social media pages!

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I Made the Decision to Feed My Soul
I Made the Decision to Feed My Soul

People often think that a teaching degree from the best educational university is a must to be a successful teacher, and it helps, but it is not a requirement. Loving children despite themselves on th…

How I Strive to Light the Fire and Fan the Flames of Education for My Students
How I Strive to Light the Fire and Fan the Flames of Education for My Students

I resolved from that day forward, to do everything I could to make my classroom a place where students feel comfortable asking and answering questions.

Motivation to Continue Teaching
Motivation to Continue Teaching

Keeping students engaged by learning things that are relevant to them is a huge motivation to continue teaching. No other feeling is more rewarding than seeing and hearing a student excited about lear…

Why I Teach
Why I Teach

Ever thought about becoming a teacher? Listen to this story from Leslie Hebert about her journey from being a stay-at-home mom to a substitute teacher to an English teacher at Rankin County School Dis…

Meet Ms. Rankins
Meet Ms. Rankins

Feel like having a good cry? Need to be reminded what kind of impact teachers have? Check this out! A few first graders at Mannsdale Elementary School, describe their teacher, Ms. Rankins. We surprise…

When I Grow Up, I’m Going to be a Teacher
When I Grow Up, I’m Going to be a Teacher

My first day of kindergarten, I came home from school and notified my family that “When I grow up, I’m going to be a teacher.” That focus never changed, and twenty-eight years after meeting my f…

What’s your story? Share it with us. We will share it with prospective teachers, so your story can empower and inspire generations of change – one student, one classroom, one school at a time.