On August 21, 2020, UMI CEO Dr. Jeff Wright interviewed Teacher's Who Pray founder, Marilyn Rhames and Dr. Emory Berry, Jr., Pastor of Greenforest Community Baptist Church regarding the return to school and supporting teachers in faith. Watch Full Interview
Join Teachers Who Pray for a night of prayer and encouragement on September 14, 2020 at 7 pm CST and 8 pm EST via http://bit.ly/twpprayerline.
By Teresa Siegrist
IEP. Individualized Education Plan. Teachers and clinicians create this legal document for students with special learning needs, detailing specially designed instruction, testing accommodations, and goals. What is delineated in the paperwork determines the parameters of support for each student–the how, when, and where of what will be done to meet the student’s needs. The IEP is the ‘bible’ as I do my work as a paraprofessional in Special Education.
By Diane Miller
I have supported Teachers Who Pray as a parent advocate for over a decade, deeply believing in the life-changing goodness that teachers can bring into a child’s life. As a lifelong Christian, I also believe in the power of uniting in prayer to engage our God and promote community unity for the common good of all humans.
By Marilyn Rhames
If you’ve been a teacher long enough, you may have come to expect a few goodies from students and families this week, Teacher Appreciation Week. And if you’re a mother who also happens to be a teacher, the love fest tends to continue past Friday as the following Sunday is usually Mother’s Day. Since women make up more than 80 percent of the teaching workforce, this is a big week for female educators!
By Andrea Parker
Covid-19 has spread like gossip. The majority of businesses are closed. Schools are empty. More than six million of America’s workforce have been fired, furloughed or laid off. And the numbers continue to rise. Over a hundred thousand abrupt deaths have caused grief in homes which most are confined due to social distancing mandates. Heartbreak, inconvenience, and fear of the unexpected future is painted all over our faces as we tread in unchartered water.
By Eunice Hernandez, MSW
April 17, 2020, Governor J. B. Pritzker announced the closing for all schools in Illinois. I knew this was going to be the next step. I expected it. I was prepared to hear the announcement. I knew it was coming…
So why did I feel so incredibly sad?
By Shanay Jones
Could the scariest and most defining time in my life be what I had been requesting in my prayers? As a leader of the prayer team at my school and pastor of my own ministry, I had experienced the first panic attack of my life when coronavirus greeted the world with its ugly face. My heart would quiver when I saw the news or even see the picture of the virus.
By Katrina Murphy
It was about a month ago when my Teachers Who Pray (TWP) co-leader and I were waiting for our team to assemble for our weekly meeting and none of our colleagues had shown up to pray.