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Mar 10, 2023

When Emily Williams told her parents that she was leaving her job as a certified public school teacher to launch a microschool, they thought she was crazy. Both longtime public school educators themselves, they couldn’t understand why Emily, who taught in Mississippi public schools for more than a decade, would want to give up a good district salary, insurance, and retirement benefits to become an education entrepreneur. Emily, however, felt drawn to create an educational environment that would emphasize individualized learning, personal autonomy and mutual respect. She launched Micah’s Mission, a low-cost, faith-based microschool located in Vicksburg, Mississippi that serves about 50, K-12 students, including several students with significant disabilities and special needs. 

Read more about Emily in my Forbes article: "Former Public School Teachers Are Earning More As Education Entrepreneurs"

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