I truly believe that the educational and instructional advances be fostered through KVEC/FIRE/ARI are making a difference in the lives of our students and is transforming teachers practices and vision in and outside of the classrooms. This is truly an integral part of a “Regions Way Forward”. As a region we need to embrace the concept of an Educonomy approach to everything we do in teaching and learning. We have to promote that education is our only hope for a future in our rural region. We must be proactive in promoting our strengths and a growth mindset.