About Us

Our Core Purpose

To increase the number of available educators interested in working in Montana’s Public Schools while preserving our current standards of quality.

Our Core Values

  • We are committed to developing the full educational potential of each student in our public schools and we recognize and respect the role of highly qualified educators in achieving this important outcome.
  • We respect and support the Accreditation Standards adopted by the Montana Board of Public Education.
  • We empower students in each community of the state by ensuring successful recruitment and retention of highly qualified educators by all of Montana’s Public Schools.
  • We are committed to the continued success of Montana’s Public Schools.
  • We do not compromise when it comes to quality for kids.

RISE4Montana is a joint initiative of the Montana Association of School Business Officials, MEA-MFT, Montana Quality Education Coalition, Montana Rural Education Association, Montana School Boards Association, School Administrators of Montana, the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences and Montana State University’s Department of Education.