8 minutes | Nov 29, 2020

Sharon Laredo Christie - Douglas, AZ

This year has been strange for even the most experienced teachers. But this is only Sharon Laredo Christie’s 3rd year of teaching - and she has been at a different school for each one. Sharon teaches in Douglas, Arizona, it's a town right on the US Mexico border in the southeast corner of the state. It's not always easy to live here, she says, but it's home. Before she moved back, she said the border calling her. She tells us about life in a border town, her father's legacy as a teacher, and why she wanted to pursue the craft. --- This podcast is part of the “I Am a Rural Teacher” national advocacy campaign. We’d like to thank our partners at the National Rural Education Association, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Ozarks Teacher Corps, and The University of West Alabama’s Black Belt Teacher Corps. The “I Am a Rural Teacher” campaign is made possible by a grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The “I Am a Rural Teacher” Podcast is produced by Caitlin Whyte and Julia Levine, with music by Sam Douglass.
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