The new original “To Her, With Love” from Hallmark Mahogany, starring Skye P. Marshall (Good Sam, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) and Tobias Truvillion (One Life to Live, “Sand Dollar Cove”), will air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Sunday, September 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The movie, which honors the transformative power of the arts and committed teachers, features popular singer-songwriter Shanice Wilson-Knox (“Pose”) in a cameo appearance as herself.
Kayla (Marshall) returns to her hometown of Stoneville, North Carolina after having her substitute teaching job at an exclusive, private high school prematurely terminated. On her first day back, her loving but inquisitive mother (Maria Howell, Hidden Figures) arranges for her to have a job interview at her old high school.
Even though Kayla finally aspires to be accepted into a competitive teaching program in London, she is afraid to enroll. However, she is instantly offered the position and accepts it after finding out that Tanya (Brittany L. Smith, “Sweet Magnolias”), her high school closest friend, is a teacher there.
When Kayla at first finds it difficult to connect with her students, Jordan (Truvillion), a teacher who can do it all and is committed to helping underprivileged students, comes in to help. Though first hesitant to accept his advice, she quickly becomes motivated to try a novel strategy to assist each of her students in discovering their individual artistic loves, and her students start to thrive.
With a little assistance from her longtime friend Shanice Wilson-Knox, Kayla and Jordan collaborate to organize a fundraising showcase after learning that the school would be forced to eliminate the arts program due to financial shortages. As soon as Kayla and Jordan learn they have similar interests in teaching, volunteering, and Sidney Poitier movies, sparks start to fly between them.
However, Kayla discovers that her heart might still have a few things to teach her about what will make her happy when she is presented with teaching possibilities that would force her to leave Stoneville—and Jordan—behind.