Rural Schools Collaborative Advocates make 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.

Renee Carr

RSC Founding board member and Chair Emeritus, Fox, Arkansas.

Andrea E. Evans, Ph.D.

Andrea E. Evans, Ph. D., Director, Carruthers Center, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, a founding board member of RSC.

Lavina Grandon

Lavina Grandon, President and Policy and Education Director, Rural Community Alliance, Everton, Arkansas. A founding board member of RSC.

Dr. Nathan Hamblin

Nathan is an editor/consultant and researcher teaching mathematics for the rural Twin Valley Community Local Schools, West Alexandria, Ohio.

Faith Harkey

Faith Harkey is the author of Genuine Sweet & Sneak Thief 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

Jan Miller, Ed.D.

Alabama Hub Contact, Dean, College of Education, University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama

Brian D. Reid, Ph.D.

Brian Reid, Ph.D., Eastern Illinois University, Central Illinois Rural School Collaborative, Charleston, Illinois

Ann Schulte, Ph.D.

Ann Schulte, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator, School of Education, Faculty Fellow for Rural Partnerships, California State University, Chico.

Paul Theobald, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor of Educational Innovation, University of Southern Indiana. Dr. Theobald works from his farm, however, in Foster, NE.

Craig T. Vivian

Craig T. Vivian, Professor and Department Chair, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois

Dr. Jane Ward

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

Candace Williams

Arkansas Hub Contact, Executive Director, Rural Community Alliance, Elaine, Arkansas