Keene State College Educator Preparation Programs have a long history of collaboration with schools in the southwestern region of New Hampshire. These connections provide the cornerstone for the ongoing development of educator talent in the state. Our connections with local school districts need to be further refined and expanded so that educator preparation is valued as a “shared responsibility” (NCATE, 2010). We value each unique relationship that we build with P-12 schools, and we realize that the diversity of school experiences in which our candidates engage is essential for their development. School collaborations, including partnership and placement relationships, can have an enormous impact on the future of public education that needs high quality and effective teachers.