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Trisha Powell Crain

Executive Director

Alabama School Connection

Direct Phone: (205) ***-****       

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Alabama School Connection

P.O. Box 360483

Hoover, Alabama 35236

United States

Background Information

Employment History

Photographer and Sole Proprietor

Trisha Crain Photography


Hoover City Schools


Master of Public Administration

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Trisha Powell Crain transitioned from volunteer-in-chief to Executive Director in June 2014. She has solely produced all of the information on the ASC site since 2009. TPCJan2016

A lifelong resident of Alabama, she believes that people make good decisions when given factual information. She also believes that our schools are made stronger when the entire community has a seat at the table. The information she provides on the ASC site is designed with that goal in mind.
Trisha has three children in college in Alabama and lives in the house in which she grew up in Hoover. She spent the first half of her life as a mother, photographer, and advocate for public schools. She earned her Master of Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in May 2013.
Michelle Holmes, Vice President of Content, Alabama Media Group, presents award to Trisha Powell Crain, October 22, 2014.
WBHM (public radio): Trisha Powell Crain on Top Education Stories of 2015, December 30, 2015
WBHM (public radio): Trisha Powell Crain talks money, politics, and more in Alabama education, November 3, 2015
Alabama School Connection Executive Director Trisha Powell Crain Selected as One of 20 Women Who Make a Difference, October 22, 2014
WBHM (public radio): Trisha Crain on Alabama's Low Ranks on 'Nation's Report Card', July 22, 2014
Hoover Sun: Get to Know Trisha Powell Crain of the Alabama School Connection, February 25, 2014
WBRC's Good Day Alabama: Impact of Community Engagement: Digging Into the Numbers (video), January 10, 2014
NPR (public radio): Trisha Powell Crain on Hoover's Reversal of Bus-Cut Plan, December 10, 2013
The Alabama Way/Be Birmingham: The Alabama School Connection (video), July 11, 2013
The Alabama Accountability Act Roundtable, July 2013
Viewpoint Alabama (radio): Trisha Powell Crain talks about the Alabama School Connection, June 9, 2013:

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Trisha Powell Crain, founder of Alabama School Connection, says she has received the payroll records revealing compensation of school employees including teachers that she requested from the Hoover Board of Education more than a year ago.

Birmingham Watch | Public service reporting from Alabama Initiative for Independent Journalism [cached]

By Trisha Powell Crain, Alabama School Connection

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Trisha Powell Crain, Alabama School Connection

Trisha Powell Crain, Alabama School Connection
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. You can contact her at

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Keep your eyes on Montgomery advises Trisha Powell Crain, executive director of Alabama School Connection and contributor to BirminghamWatch. The governor, Alabama legislature and education officials face a full plate of decisions that affect classrooms throughout the state. Among important items, Crain says, are:

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