Educators Rising


Educators Rising-Missouri Fall Conference

Wed., Oct. 28, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., break for lunch

Cost: $10 per participant (student or teacher). Students must be accompanied by a teacher leader.
Registration Deadline: Mon., Oct. 26
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This conference is open to all current and potential members of Educators Rising in both high school and middle school.

Join this virtual conference and hear from distinguished educators, learn about changes to EdRising competitions, explore and get tips for successful EdRising competition entries, discuss options for local chapter activities. Full agenda TBD.

Questions? Please contact MNEA Teaching & Learning Director Ann Jarrett at or (573) 644-9625.

What is Educators Rising?

Educators Rising allows students in grades 7-12 to explore careers in education, an important step in preparing quality teachers for tomorrow’s schools. Phi Delta Kappa is the national sponsor of EdRising, and Missouri NEA is the state coordinator. To find out more about Educators Rising-Missouri, download the information packet

Individual students now join EdRising as part of a school chapter or as individuals in schools without a chapter. To join, go to
. To register your chapter, you go to, click on Join the Network, select Teacher/Administrator, then choose either "Start a New Program" OR "Affiliate Existing Program." Enter your information. Now you are set up for your students to join. Each student registers themselves on the site, including their school, which will put them into your chapter. 

EdRising is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a career and technical student organization.  Schools that offer a state-approved career and technical education program of study can receive funds through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006.  For more information on establishing education and training career cluster courses you should contact Theresa Struemph, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at

If you have questions about the EdRising Training or becoming a EdRising advisor, contact Ann Jarrett at 800-392-0236 or by email at

Here is a 3-minute video tour of the EdRising Virtual Campus. Please watch it and share with your students: 

atured Speaker: Linda Glasgow, 2016 Missouri Teacher of the Year

Glasgow is a third-grade teacher at John Nowlin Elementary School in Blue Springs.  Now in her 30th year in education, Glasgow is lauded by her peers for the ability to get the most out of students while sharing her knowledge with teachers and parents.

 “Linda Glasgow has a unique thirst for learning and positively impacts students each and every year,” said Blue Springs Superintendent Dr. Jim Finley. “She is a leader, mentor and collaborator, and she inspires those around her through her example. “

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