Advocates

Rural Schools Collaborative Advocates are making important contributions to rural schools and communities in their respective regions. Their willingness to support our work enhances both the credibility and capacity of our new organization.

Christopher J. Craig, Ph.D.

Christopher J. Craig, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

Brian Fogle

Brian Fogle, President and C.E.O., Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Springfield, Missouri

Faith Harkey

Faith Harkey is the author of Genuine Sweet and a "rural stories" advocate. She currently resides in Florida

Dr. Steven L. Johnson

Dr. Steven L. Johnson, Superintendent, Lisbon Public Schools, Lisbon, North Dakota

Mike Knutson

Mike Knutson, President, MAK(e) Strategies, Rural Schools Collaborative facilitator, Watertown, South Dakota

Larry Lee

Larry Lee, Education Writer, Montgomery, Alabama, author of Lessons Learned from Rural Schools

Dr. Jan Miller

Dr. Jan Miller, Dean, College of Education, University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama

Ann Schulte, Ph.D.

Ann Schulte, Ph.D., Professor of Education, California State University, Chico.

Dr. Jeanne Surface

Dr. Jeanne Surface, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, University of Nebraska Omaha.

Paul Theobald, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor of Educational Innovation, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

Dr. Jane Ward

Dr. Jane Ward, Rural Education Fellow from Missouri State University-West Plains

Candace Williams

Candace Williams, Executive Director, Rural Community Alliance, Elaine, Arkansas