About “Telling the Story of Diversity”

Our goal is to experience and document diversity in another country, especially in the schools. We plan to digitally collect the stories of diverse children and teens to share with our rural American students. They will hear powerful narratives that will show how we are all different but equal, and then be encouraged to share their own stories. We will also learn about the curriculum taught in schools and the history that led to diversity in southern England.

About the Rural Trust Global Teacher Fellowship

The Rural Trust Global Teacher Fellowship supports unique personal and professional development experiences for rural teachers. Fellows design their own international study and travel experience with anticipated benefits for their school and community. A post-fellowship institute helps fellows design place-based learning experiences for their students based on the travel experience and aligned with selected standards. Visit www.ruraledu.org.
Summer Volunteers in Costa Rica

Summer Volunteers in Costa Rica

Miles, Ashley and their children just returned from six weeks in beautiful Costa Rica. They volunteered with Proyecto San Gerardo to teach English and computer classes. They found this opportunity on idealist.org and it fit with their vacation time and skill set...

Rural School and Community Trust Honors Rural Teachers

Rural School and Community Trust Honors Rural Teachers

Photo credit: “Somewhere in North Carolina,” taken by Nathan Cardozo. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. WASHINGTON, DC: Ashley & Miles Catlett / Mocksville, NC, have been awarded a RURAL TRUST Global Teacher Fellowship to travel and study in London, England.

The Rural Trust Global Teacher Fellowship supports unique personal and professional development experiences for rural teachers. Fellows design their own international study and travel experience with anticipated benefits for their school and community. A post-fellowship institute helps fellows design place-based learning experiences for their students based on the travel experience and aligned with selected standards…

The Grant Proposal

The Grant Proposal

Pictured: “South Downs View,” Kent Capture. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

We are very grateful to the Rural School and Community Trust for accepting our proposal and giving us this amazing opportunity! Below you can read some excerpts of the grant proposal we created which will allow us to travel to London and the surrounding countryside for approximately ten days…

Header photo credit: "Parliament, River and Bridge," by Josue M. Vazquez. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

About the Rural Trust Global Teacher Fellows:

Ashley is an English for Speakers of Other Languages teacher, and has been a teacher since 1995. She currently works for Davie County Schools. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and ESL certification through the add-on licensure ESL program at NC State. She also holds a Master's Degree in Reading from Appalachian State University.

Miles Catlett is a school counselor at Davie County Early College High School. He as worked with high school students since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Asbury University, a Master of Divinity from Campbell University, and a Master of Education in School Counseling from Salem College. He is also a Global Career Development Facilitator (#14806).