ReSchool's Roots

The idea to start a new system of learning is the brainchild of Tony Lewis, Executive Director of the Donnell-Kay Foundation (DK). After spending nearly two decades investing the foundation’s resources in efforts to improve our current education system in a variety of ways, he was frustrated with the results.

Although bright lights existed — selected communities with exceptional schools and school networks, promising new models of learning, and a general openness in Colorado to explore policy improvements and changes — it was not systemic.

Tony concluded that today’s education system is not broken, but it is terribly outdated, and requires bold change in system design. In early 2013, he recruited Amy Anderson to return to the foundation to launch what we know today as ReSchool Colorado.

"Education is not simply preparation for life; education is life itself."

John Dewey