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

https://youtu.be/SLIoCtXbV4s On May 8, 1984 my family changed. While on our way home from a doctor’s appointment, a car ran a red-light, hitting us on my brother’s side of the car. Brian spe…

Meet Ms. Rankins
Meet Ms. Rankins

https://youtu.be/6dHYYHX_e_k 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 te…

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

I’m one of the lucky ones. 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.” Now, I know that is a common reaction…

Not Yet but Someday
Not Yet but Someday

Some kids are just not. They are not the most academically gifted students. They are not the most physically attractive. They are not the most athletic, outgoing, well-behaved, popular, polite. …

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.