A Teacher Struggles to Connect with Her Students in Hallmark's 'To Her, With Love'

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A substitute teacher learns that there's more to happiness than career success.

In keeping their word to add more diversity to their films, Hallmark Channel recently launched the Mahogany brand of films—named after their popular African American card line of the same name. They debuted the brand last month with Unthinkably Good Things starring Karen Pittman, Erica Ash and Joyful Drake.

The next film under the Mahogany brand is To Her, With Love. Here's everything we know about the film including a Parade.com exclusive sneak peek!

What is To Her, With Love about?

To Her, With Love celebrates the life-changing power of the arts and dedicated teachers. The film's title is an obvious homage to the 1967 film To Sir, With Love starring Sidney Poitier.

In To Her, With Love, Kayla (Skye P. Marshall) heads back to her hometown of Stoneville, North Carolina, after her substitute teaching job at an elite, private high school comes to an early end. On her first day back, her loving yet inquisitive mother (Maria Howell) sets up a job interview at her high school alma mater.

Kayla, who ultimately wants to get into a competitive teaching program in London, is hesitant to apply. However, when she is offered the job on the spot, shortly after learning that her high school best friend Tanya (Brittany L. Smith) is a teacher there, she quickly accepts.

Kayla initially struggles to connect with her students, but Jordan (Tobias Truvillion), a teacher who is devoted to supporting underserved students, steps in to help her. Though reluctant to accept his input, she is soon inspired to try a fresh approach to help each of her students tap into their unique artistic passions and her students begin to flourish.

When Kayla learns the school may be terminating the arts department due to budget cuts, she and Jordan work together to set up a fundraising showcase, with a little help from her longtime friend Shanice Wilson-Knox (playing herself). Soon, sparks are flying between Kayla and Jordan as they discover a shared love of teaching, service and Sidney Poitier movies. However, when Kayla receives a teaching opportunity that would take her away from Stoneville—and Jordan—she finds that her heart may still have a few things to teach her about what will make her happy.

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Who's in the To Her, With Love cast?

Skye P. Marshall

The Chicago native is a U.S. Air Force vet and most recently had a regular series role on Good Sam alongside Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs. She has had recurring or guest starring roles on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Black Lightning, This is Us and The Rookie.

Follow her on Twitter @skyemarshall and on Instagram @skyepmarshall.

Tobias Truvillion

Tobias Truvillion hails from Queens, New York. He got his start in entertainment as a Ford model and has appeared on FBI, New Amsterdam and The First Wives Club.

Follow him on Twitter @tobiastruv and on Instagram @tobiastruvillion.

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When does To Her, With Love premiere?

To Her, With Love premieres Sunday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

When can I watch To Her, With Love again?

Thursday, Sept. 15 at 9 p.m. ET
Sunday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. ET
Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. ET

Does Parade.com have a sneak peek of To Her, With Love?

We sure do! Check out this Parade.com exclusive sneak peek of To Her, With Love.

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