Our Mission

The Reform Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting school choice opportunities for all students in the state of Arkansas.  We are proud to raise public awareness of all types of education options for children.  We promote all effective education options for families, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.  In addition, The Reform Alliance is proud to help the Arkansas Department of Education implement the Succeed Scholarship Program, which allows students with an IEP to receive scholarship funding to attend a private school.

Our Executive Director

Katie Clifford was named Executive Director of The Reform Alliance in June of 2016. During her 10 year career in Education, she has focused on promoting opportunities that are in the best interest of students.  Previously, Katie served as the Director of Communications for the Arkansas Public School Resource Center, where she focused on school communication, marketing and educational advocacy. She also spent five years as a high school teacher and coach in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.  She also has a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University. Katie was born and raised in Wisconsin and comes from a family of educators.