🏆Winner of the National Book Foundation's 2020 Innovations in Reading Prize🏆

David Orrick

(Founder & Executive Director)

David is an Omaha-native and a vocal advocate for Omaha’s public school teachers. He is adamant that schools must rethink the way they support teachers. This stems from his experience as a 1st grade teacher where he served as a founding teacher of ARISE Academy charter school. David has experience helping launch and grow multiple other education reform organizations. Since 2014 he has worked with the consulting firm FourPoint Education Partners to help Omaha Public Schools usher in two of its highest profile strategic initiatives. David was a Finalist for Tulane’s 2010 Urban Innovation Challenge and was named a Distinguished Educator by Turning Technologies. He holds a BSD in Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.