Our leaders come from rural areas throughout the nation. Individually and as a group, they bring a myriad of talents and strengths to the association. One thing is certain: each person desires to be the voice of rural schools and help provide the information and resources they need to excel.

Executive Director

Dr. Allen Pratt is the executive director of the National Rural Education Association. He has served in this role since 2017. His work focuses on providing a unified voice for rural schools and communities. His efforts in the past have been in workforce development, school reform, professional learning communities, and rural education initiatives.