Rebecca focuses on designing and prototyping the Advocate Network model that is an essential system component of ReSchool Colorado. In this capacity, she supports Advocates in building the agency of families and kids to navigate their learning and lives. Prior to joining the ReSchool team in 2015, Rebecca served as the founding Director of Community Engagement at Rocky Mountain Prep, a Denver charter school network. In this role, she connected with over 500 families and helped empower these families with the knowledge and tools to be lifelong advocates for their children’s education and success. Before that, she was an Education Policy Fellow at the Donnell-Kay Foundation, where she published a report on parent empowerment and advocacy titled “The Parent Engagement Continuum in High-Performing Charter Schools" that served as the basis for her strategic vision at Rocky Mountain Prep. Rebecca currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Vermont with a degree in social work and Spanish. She approaches her work through the lens of social justice, with a focus on parent empowerment, increasing choice and access to drive for equity, and grassroots communication and advocacy.
Karin Stayton, Boulder Housing Partners