Garris Stroud

Garris Stroud is an award-winning ELA educator, author, and advocate from rural Western Kentucky. He is a former Hope Street Group Kentucky State Teacher Fellow and member of the Kentucky Education Commissioner's Teacher Advisory Council (TAC).
23 POSTS

-

0 COMMENTS

Great Principals Are Strong Instructional Leaders First

School principals must feel a lot like circus performers. Just as a performer is expected to juggle multiple balls, bowling pins, or torches while dangling from a high wire with ease, principals must also...

Rural and Small Schools Are The Unsung Heroes of Innovation, And It’s Time We Learn From Them

While the challenges of rural schools have been discussed at length, they also have unique opportunities for innovation. Not only do rural schools act as centers for learning, but they serve their small towns...

Why 2021 Must Be the Year for Rural Education

It’s no secret that education reform initiatives tend to target urban schools. Achievement gaps in America’s largest cities are significant, and as families flock to cities for job opportunities, the pressure keeps mounting to...

Southern Folks, Don’t Let Your Accents Define You

One of the not-so-fun parts of living in the South is that your accent may not translate well if you leave it. Assumptions and rushed judgments are too often made about someone’s intelligence, lifestyle,...

Can “Grow-Your-Own” Programs Help End Rural Teacher Shortages?

“Why don’t people who live there, teach there?” That question, posed by this recent Hechinger Report story, is a troubling reminder of the unique, persistent challenges that rural communities face in staffing schools. Like rural America itself,...

May Your Voices Cut Through The Noise

With my term on the Commissioner of Education’s Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) set to end next week (not a humblebrag, I swear), I’ve been spending some time reflecting on the valuable insights and opportunities...

Education Is a Civil Rights Issue. Sorry, Not Sorry.

I’m just going to go ahead and say it. Education is a civil rights issue, and it’s one that we can’t be moderate about. Sorry, not sorry. I’m referring here to a group of people...

Recent posts

Google search engine

Popular categories