Meet Our Team!
I think a founder’s heart is when you really understand that there is genius, and passion, and love in other people. I get the chance, as the founder of School Connect, to unleash that beauty in other people. I get to create a clear and simple pathway for them to be able to walk down together and transform a child’s life, a school’s life, and even a community’s life.
Growing up I always admired the adults that didn’t have to give their time and efforts to serve children yet chose to do so anyway. Now as a parent of young children the need is that much clearer, and I can see the importance of showing up for those who aren’t able to advocate and provide for themselves. I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.
My hometown is Flagstaff, Arizona and one of my best memories from my childhood was our reading tree house at my elementary school. That special nook sparked a fire in me for learning that has never gone out. I truly believe that if a child is given the necessary tools that ignite that spark in them, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams.
I cherish the off-camera moments, when a principal, or parent, or teacher pulls me aside and whispers, “I just can’t believe all these people care this much, and are working this hard – for us! Wait till the kids get here on Monday!” Then I wish the camera was rolling, but cheer quietly to myself because I know we are making a difference.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
We build relationships based on trust.
We believe that people who work together – win together.
We are strategically outcome driven.
We believe in the good in others and the good that is possible.
We do our best work every day for every person we serve.
We celebrate every win and milestone together.
We stay curious and look for creative solutions
We include the entire community.
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Doing this alone is impossible; it takes all of us working together to make a difference.
School Connect Champions of Education Awards 2023
The School Connect Champions of Education Awards event honors those who lead with heart and help us to build a brighter future for Arizona youth.