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Rural School and Community Trust Honors Rural Teachers

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.

According to Doris Terry Williams, Executive Director of the Rural School and Community Trust, “This program enriches the personal and professional growth of rural teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students, their schools and their communities.” Funded by an anonymous donor, the program is in its fifth year and is a flagship initiative of the Rural School and Community Trust’s Rural Teacher Development Center. For additional information, please visit or email Rural School and Community Trust.

The Rural School and Community Trust is a national nonprofit organization addressing the crucial relationship between good schools and thriving communities. Our mission is to help rural schools and communities grow better together. Working in some of the poorest, most challenging places, the Rural Trust involves young people in learning linked to their communities, improves the quality of teaching and school leadership, and advocates in a variety of ways for appropriate state educational policies, including the key issue of equitable and adequate funding for rural schools.

Contact: Robert Mahaffey Director, Communications The Rural School and Community Trust 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20008 (202) 822-3919