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.

Tracey Beal

Founder & CEO

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.

Chance Stribling

Outreach & Events Manager

CC Curry

Executive Assistant

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.

Shea Duryea

Training Development

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.”

Margaret Mead

Our Values


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.

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Upcoming Event

School Connect Summit 2023

Please join us for the 7th Annual School Connect Summit on January 31, 2023, at Grand Canyon University Arena. Take your seat at the table as leaders from every sector share their vision for the future. Together, we will build resiliency, curate innovative solutions to new challenges, and empower our communities to connect through their local schools – building partnerships that will change the future for Arizona children.

Congratulations to our founder, Tracey Beal, on being recognized by the Laveen Chamber of Commerce with the Community Leader Award 🧡
From grabbing his tools to construct classrooms across the state to mentoring an incoming generation in STEM, our guest is all hands on deck in helping build a better education for our children!
Every child deserves to come to a school where they feel seen and supported. Thank you to all who have partnered with us this year. Consider joining us
Hundreds of Arizona schools have been impacted this year and next year, we are going for more. Join our mission this #GivingTuesday at
Together, we create a brighter future for Arizona children! This #givingtuesday , consider making an impact that lasts a lifetime. Because of our generous partners, we are helping connect schools to their village and find additional resources for our children. 

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