CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Governor Mark Gordon’s office wants to know how to improve education in Wyoming.

The governor’s K-12 advisory group has released a short survey seeking input and ideas from Wyoming residents on an “ideal” education system.

Announced in May 2021, the Reimagining and Innovating the Delivery of Education (RIDE) Advisory Group is tasked to study and develop recommendations for elevating Wyoming’s primary and secondary education system into a position of national leadership. Its membership includes independent volunteers with an interest in Wyoming’s education system.

“We want to hear from everyone who cares about Wyoming’s K-12 education system – parents, students, educators and employers,” Gordon said in a press release. “We want their opinions about what it is we’d like our schools to be able to deliver for our students.

Community listening sessions are planned for late spring and summer across the state. Additional information on the RIDE Advisory Group, and a link to the survey can be found on the group’s website.

“There is more to examine about our education system than just its cost,” Gordon. “That is what I would like the RIDE group to look at, and a key component of that effort is gathering input from Wyomingites.”

To take the survey, please visit

Shannon is a Wyoming-raised writer and reporter. She just completed a master's in journalism from Boston University. Jackson shaped her into an outdoorswoman, but a love for language and the human condition compels her to write. She believes there's no story too small to tell nor adventure too small to take.