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Alex Hales Elizondo

Cary Wright

Chief Executive Officer

Alex Hales Elizondo

Stephanie Noriega

Director of Communications


What is Good Reason Houston’s mission?

Good Reason Houston’s mission is to increase the number of students in Houston learning in great public schools.

What does district transformation look like?

Good Reason Houston exists to accelerate progress within school districts and promote courageous decisions that improve the quality of our public schools. We build deep partnerships to improve student achievement and sustain long-term change across Houston. These partnerships include school districts across the city whose leaders understand the need to collaborate for bold change.

Read about a case study in Aldine ISD here.

Watch district transformation in action here.

How does Good Reason Houston work toward improving public schools in Houston?

We know that change is possible with the aggressive growth of great schools paired with a commitment to drive systems change that builds demand for better schools, amplifies what’s possible, and systematizes improvements. The challenge is too vast to rely only on a single school model (ISD or charter), too complex to focus solely on schools holding onto hope that districts will perpetuate quality, and too intransigent to focus on systems level change absent bold school level action. It is the combination of Growing Great Schools with urgency and taking strategic steps to Rally Communities for Change that will increase the share of high-quality schools and foster an ecosystem that sustains any improvements. Read more about our strategies in the Our Work section of our website.

How can a school partner with Good Reason Houston?

A school or district or network in Houston can reach out to our team by submitting a form on our Contact Us page. Read more about the geography we work in here.

How is Good Reason Houston funded?

Good Reason Houston is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization that is funded through donations from generous Houstonians who believe in our mission and vision. (Tax ID# 82-0946654) For more information on donating, click here.

How can I help improve schools in Houston?

At Good Reason Houston, we’re working every day to increase the number of children learning in great public schools in Houston. Join the movement! Sign up here to receive emails keeping you up-to-date on education news in Houston and ways you can make a difference. We’re in this together – and we’re in it for Houston kids!

Show Your Support

Houston cannot continue to allow inequity in its public schools. We can make a world-class education a reality for EVERY CHILD. While we have achieved this for some students, we must do better for ALL students. Houston can demonstrate what is possible when a city comes together. Join Good Reason Houston and other local leaders to demand that Every Child, in Every Neighborhood, have access to a world-class public school.