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!

Watch Ms. Rankins’ story.
Every teacher has a story.
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…

Not Yet but Someday
Not Yet but Someday

Teaching is for people who see potential. Teaching is for visionaries. Teaching challenges a person to look past the difficulties that student brings to the classroom each day and see his or her “not…

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.