The Microschool Revolution with Tory Gattis
Tory is absolutely passionate about revolutionizing our education system for the 21st century through low-cost private microschools. He founded Microschool Revolution after winning startup funding from the “shark tank” pitch competition at EDventure 2017.
Microschool Revolution connects edupreneurs with impact-investment seed loans to start and grow high-quality, low-cost private microschools in churches and elsewhere with innovative approaches built around challenging project-based learning, personalized mastery-based eLearning, social-emotional character development, and community engagement to develop real-world 21st-century skills like entrepreneurship, design thinking, and collaborative problem-solving.
He is also collaborating closely with Catherine Fraise of Workspace Education to develop a platform to help replicate their innovative prototype of a K-12 “co-learning community” which houses multiple microschool models under one roof.
Tory co-founded and is chairman of Talent Unbound with two successful microschools in the Houston area following the Acton Academy model. He co-founded the previous iteration of Microschool Revolution, Coached Schooling, which was backed by the Rice University Owlspark accelerator program and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to create a high-tech network of affordable private schools (<$10/day) combining the best elements of eLearning, home and traditional schooling to reinvent the one-room schoolhouse for the 21st century.
Tory is a McKinsey consulting alum, TEDx speaker, HBR/McKinsey Management Innovation M-Prize winner, and holds both an MBA and BSEE from Rice University. In his spare time, he writes his long-running Houston Strategies and Opportunity Urbanist blogs for the Houston Chronicle, and writes and speaks as a Founding Senior Fellow with the Center for Opportunity Urbanism