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Michelle Murphy

Executive Director

Frank Reeves

Director of Operations/Strategic Partnerships

About the Alliance

The Mission of the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance is to provide a structure through which rural school districts and community members can unite in their efforts to increase the opportunities available to Colorado’s rural students and communities.

Our Members

Rural districts represent the full diversity of Colorado’s geography, economy, politics and demographics. Their size also makes them nimble and able to effectively implement innovation quickly and systemically, without some of the bureaucratic barriers that confront many of Colorado’s larger school districts. Each of our members are unique with regard to their community's specific strengths and challenges.  Our members are united, however, in their commitment to increasing resources, celebrating rural education and sharing best practices to ensure that all of Colorado’s students have access to world-class education and opportunities.

Welcome to the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance,

We are working to INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES for ​Colorado’s rural students.

In addition to our advocacy work, the Rural Alliance is committed to helping rural districts change the way they think about rural education. 

Visit theRedefining Rural Website to learn more!

The Colorado Rural Schools Alliance has launched its Rural Advocacy network to strengthen our collective Rural Voice and increase opportunities for rural students and communities. 

Click here to learn more and join our advocacy network