McKinstry Innovation Center


Paving the way for future innovators

A sustainable pipeline of skilled workers well-versed in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math is what our nation needs if we are to remain competitive in a world that is becoming more complex by the year. Fostering a strong education system will allow us to pave the way for future innovators. Driving innovation in educational delivery that prepares our students for the careers of the future is critical for America, and the visionary educators at our Center are doing just that.

Education Innovators

A world-class educational system is the single most important factor in ensuring American students can compete for the best jobs. Here are the Center innovators who are working toward a brighter future for our nation's children.

Charter board partners

Promoting strong charter school governance so every public charter school has the board it needs to provide an excellent education.

Democrats for education reform

Political reform organization that cultivates and supports party leaders who champion America's public schoolchildren.

E3 Washington

Integrating education, environment and economy to create sustainable communities.

Iris connect

Helping drive improvement in educational outcomes by enabling more effective professional development experiences.

New Venture Lab

Connecting Gonzaga University students to projects with entrepreneurs housed in the Innovation Center.

northwest pbis network

Establishing and sustaining safe, positive and inclusive learning environments for all.

Pacific Charter School Development

Providing long-term affordable facilities solutions to increase the availability of high quality charter schools for underserved students.

Reading Partners

Mobilizing communities to provide students with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade.

SENECA Family of Agencies

Helping children and families through the most difficult times of their lives.

Teach for America

Working to ensure all our nation's children have access to a quality education.

Washington State charter schools

Supporting high-quality public charter schools that meet the needs of historically underserved students.

Washington STEM

Advancing innovation, equity and excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Washington state.