Trisha Powell Crain

Trisha Powell Crain is Executive Director of the Alabama School Connection (, a nonprofit media organization working to propel K-12 education into Alabama’s everyday conversations. A strong advocate for democratizing information and broadening decision-making power, Crain believes communities are in the best position to improve their local schools but they must have relevant, timely, meaningful facts and data in order to engage.

Her work has appeared in local, state, and national publications, online and in print. She has served on numerous panels speaking about the need for and rewards of community engagement in Alabama’s schools.

Crain has three nearly-grown children and lives in Hoover in the house in which she grew up. She graduated with a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in May of 2013.

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