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.

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!

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.

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."