Rural Schools Collaborative is proud to officially announce the 2019-2020 Grants in Place Fellows. Across the country, eight outstanding teachers are recognized for their innovative work in rural schools. The selected educators will work with their respective students on place-based, action research projects. Each Fellow receives a $2,000 grant to support the place-based project, a professional development presentation, and an honorarium.
Please join us in congratulating Angela Rollins from Chrysalis Charter School in Palo Cedro, CA on her project: Empowering Student-Led Projects with Mini-Grants.

At Chrysalis Charter School, the funds will be used in mini-grants in conjunction with student initiated projects funded by mini-grants. The student’s first project entails rethinking our student bathrooms with enhanced the check in/out procedures, student designed murals, and organizing student clean-up projects. Who knows where the next project will take them!

Angela began her teaching journey six years ago at Chrysalis Charter School, a unique K-8 teacher-led school. Angela is grateful for her supportive colleagues and the amazing creativity of the students.

The Grants in Place Fellows program is offered in conjunction with our Northern California Hub Partners at Chico State University.
For further information on exemplary work being done by rural educators, please see our website or email our Community Development Coordinator at