Rural Education Focus with Dr. Linda Farr Darling

WKTEP is fortunate to have Dr. Linda Farr Darling as one of its instructors throughout the year. Dr. Farr-Darling has been the Eleanor Rix Professor for Rural Teacher Education since 2009. She has long had an interest in and connection to rural and remote education and helps bring that focus to the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program. Find out more about rural education and Dr. Farr Darling’s work at

Rural Education at Edgewood Elementary School

WKTEP teacher candidates joined the staff and students at Edgewood Elementary School for a true rural school experience. Half of the WKTEP students joined the K-2 class for the day, while the other half joined the grade 3-7 class. It was an insightful look into the flexibility and challenges of learning in a small rural school. Many thanks to the staff for welcoming us so warmly.