Alabama needs more influencers.

Since 2010, Alabama has seen a 40% decrease in students entering teacher education programs. But what do you do when young people are setting their sights on careers as influencers? You show them the influence that Alabama teachers can have.

Teachers Are the Real Influencers

There’s a need for teachers now more than ever, but as students’ interests and professional desires change, recruitment efforts need to change too. The “Teachers Are the Real Influencers” campaign targets future teachers where they’re already spending their time: on social media. Along with multi-platform video ads, Alabama-based influencers are sharing their channels with Alabama teachers to spotlight how teaching has real influence.

We tapped Alabama-based influencers like University of Alabama basketball player Mark Sears to highlight teachers.