Podcast: Anna Morris, 2016 Mississippi Teacher of the Year

Leading from the Classroom: Insights from the 2016 Teachers of the Year

In this episode, Anna Morris, a second grade teacher at Oak Grove Lower Elementary in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, tells us how she challenged traditional teaching roles to venture into policy and become an advocate.

Here’s Anna.

Who were the ones that were writing our policies? They were actual people, and I needed to know their names, and I needed them to know mine. Teachers should lead from their classroom. We should have a foot in policy, and a foot inside our classroom door.

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