Thank you, Ms. Rodgers, for sparking my interest in literature and making writing so meaningful and fun. I think of you often, appreciate you always, and am so grateful to have been one of your students. Some of my favorite memories are of the days you’d get so excited about our writing that you’d jump up and cheer like we’d made a winning touchdown. I can still feel the joy and am thankful that you passed it on to me and to so many of your students at Hattiesburg High School. Your love of language was contagious.
With Appreciation,
Jeanne McCarty

Out Teach, formerly REAL School Gardens, provides professional development for elementary school teachers. Out Teach prepares them to use school gardens, outdoor classrooms, and green schoolyards to improve instruction through three-dimensional project-based learning, and outdoor experiential inquiry-based education. Professional learning with Out Teach improves hands-on science and STEM education through instructional coaching and digital education resources and improves 21st Century skills.