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 District.
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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 surprised her with a video. Grab the tissues!
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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 favorite teacher, I still think of her every day. She could never know how many decisions of mine she has shaped.
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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 yet . . . but someday."