“Empower Schools is a unique type of partner”

“Empower Schools is a unique type of partner. They met us where we were and helped us align around what success would look like for our schools and our region. Then, they worked collaboratively with our leadership teams to build plans that would get us to the next step in our journey to success. They helped us behind the scenes in making changes at the school and district level to provide our students with opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise had. Everything they do, they think about sustainability. With their training, tools, connections, and resources, the Rural Schools Innovation Zone will be able to continue to transform the life trajectories of our students and catalyze economic development in our region for many years to come.”

– Mike Gonzalez, Executive Director, Rural Schools Innovation Zone