In this episode, we discuss what it means to be a rural teacher with the 2022 NREA National Teacher of the Year Ty White from Willcox High School in Willcox Arizona. Ty shares his experiences growing up outside of a rural copper mining town, and his experiences teaching in the farming and ranching community of Willcox, Az. Like so many people in small-town schools, Ty plays various roles – serving as the knowledge bowl coach, the mentor for the science club, the sponsor of the solar go-kart team, advisor for student research projects, the Cabinet coordinator for the Chief Science Officer program, organizes an astronomy group, and is working with another teacher to start a VEX robotics team. Join us for this discussion, and come meet Ty at the National Forum to Advance Rural Education in Green Bay! Finally, we announce the location of the 2023 NREA Conference location. Register for the convention here: https://www.nrea.net/2022-Convention-Registration Congrats to Ty White, 2022 NREA National Teacher of the Year.