News from the School Reform Initiative – December 20, 2017

Annual SRI Facilitator Retreat

We’re excited to announce that we’ve built our organizational capacity to offer the annual SRI Facilitator Retreat in four different locations across the country this year. In response to your feedback, we’re designing an agenda to meet the professional development needs of facilitators who:

  • work to develop internal capacity for change in schools and districts, across and among cities, states and regions, and internationally;
  • facilitate adult learning that extends beyond the introduction of SRI tools and processes to encompass the intentional and sustained achievement of SRI’s mission;
  • want to learn more about creating conditions for engaging conversations about inequity, examining assumptions and beliefs, and identifying and interrupting systemic barriers to equity in schools;
  • coach, teach, and facilitate the work of SRI, and who seek opportunities for reflective discourse with others engaged in similar work.

If you’re an SRI facilitator, we encourage you to join one of these retreats and stay connected to our work and continue to grow in your fierce commitment to educational equity and excellence.

Click here to learn more about the retreats and to register for the one that fits your schedule! Space is limited at each site, register ASAP to guarantee your attendance.

End of Year Giving

SRI is committed to supporting our growing community of educators who share our fierce commitment to educational equity and excellence. We need your help. It’s simple, just click here to make a donation of any amount.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to creating the schools all kids deserve. Your contributions and support help to keep growing and sustaining an organization that is fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence.

National Office – Holiday Hours

The SRI national office and staff will be on break from December 25, 2017 – January 2, 2018. We return on Tuesday, January 2nd and will be available during regular business hours, from 9am-5pm MST and can be reached at 303-586-1169. Our email address for general inquiries is Or you can reach any of us by direct email – Executive Director, Kari Thierer; Professional Development Specialist, Beth Graham; National Office Manager, Heidi Vosekas; Technology Support Specialist, Chris Jones.


Do you have news to share? Interesting things happening in your area? Please let us know so we can share with our community! Email Chris Jones,

May your holiday season be filled with peace and light,
Kari Thierer, Heidi Vosekas, Chris Jones, and Beth I Graham
On behalf of School Reform Initiative

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