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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News & Events

Celebrate the Champions of Education who have made a significant impact on Arizona's youth!

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.

Are you ready for Tour Trivia!?! Which brewery on our tour has a local artist custom design their labels? Answer in the comments for a chance to win a shout out!  


Thursday, July 25 Tour Schedule Flyer: 

Enjoy an Exciting Brewery Tour and Poker Experience! More than just a brewery tour, get a chance to win big at our exclusive poker run. Purchase up to 4 tournament entries and play for a chance to win 50% of the prize pool. Sip on a craft beer at each of the breweries and receive a playing card at each location to build your best hand.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to tour the breweries and potentially walk away a winner! @lakepleasantbrewing @simplemachinebrewing @frontpourchbrewing 

#cheers #brewerytour #love #trivia #schoolconnecttribe #drinklocal #instagood
Today and every day, we celebrate freedom, equality, and the strength of the human spirit. Juneteenth is a powerful reminder of the progress we’ve made and the work still to be done. Let’s honor the resilience of our ancestors and the struggles they overcame. 
Happy Juneteenth! 
#Juneteenth #FreedomDay #EqualityForAll
Watch how Sophia’s dad helped shape her approach to school and leadership! School Connect programs are designed to connect parents to their children’s school, to honor their voice and galvanize their support for every child in the community. 
Join us for Love Our Schools Day to discover more ways you can get involved as a parent or champion for Arizona youth!

Get Involved: 

#likeagirl #dadlife #parents #loveourschoolsday #happyfathersday #everychild #family
Want to grin like the winner in this reel? Join School Connect’s exciting Brewery Tour Fundraiser, Thursday, July 25th!   

Tour 3 incredible local breweries while you play to win and make valuable connections. Plus, by supporting School Connect, you’re helping Arizona youth find community and support! Together we can foster vital connections between our local schools and the surrounding community. Why not lend a hand while indulging in delicious craft beers? 

But that’s not all – you can also participate in our thrilling Poker Experience, where you’ll have a chance to win 50% of the prize pool. It’s a win-win situation: you get to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon while contributing to a worthy cause. 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to socialize, savor fine brews, and make a positive impact on our children’s education. Secure your spot today and be a part of something truly special! 

#craftbeer #drinklocal #summerfreedom #networkforacause 



Get a jump start on creating impact for next year! School Connect invites you to submit your Love Our School Day project now. 

Help make those significant community connections for your school by submitting your projects early, allowing local organizations to put it on their calendar. 

Cultivating community takes time and getting a head start will only help in inviting student leaders, parents, and other community members to join in! 

#loveourschool #ittakesavillage #LOSD2024