Our Partners

Our Partners

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Imagine Learning, we believe every child deserves the chance to enjoy learning and the right to fulfill their unique potential.

For more than fifteen years, our foundation has been helping students acquire, develop, and strengthen the language skills necessary to fully participate in academic settings and prepare for college and careers.

Today, we provide a complete suite of adaptive digital curriculum and assessment solutions for PreK–8 that delivers unmatched excellence in language development—accelerating learning across subjects for all students.

Imagine Learning is passionate about igniting engagement, maximizing personal relevance, amplifying confidence and inspiring breakthroughs for students and educators.

David Webb – Regional Partnership Director, Texas – 214.883.2880

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Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC (SWS) is an independent financial services firm offering, investment banking, sales and trading, research, and advisory services. The firm ranked as the #1 M/WBE senior managing underwriter in the nation, a ranking the firm has held for 23 of the last 25 years. SWS also ranks among the top‐4 senior managers based on average deal size and among the top‐10 senior managers in various sectors. The Texas team is led by Equity Partner, Honorable Henry Cisneros, the first Latino mayor of San Antonio and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton. SWS provides customized, best-in-class solutions incorporating comprehensive financial advisory, capital raising and risk management, delivering the highest level of value-added services to our clients. Dually headquartered in New York and Oakland, SWS is comprised of over 130 diverse professionals spanning 19 offices across the U.S., including: Dallas, Houston, and Austin.

Nicole Conley – Managing Director – 512.541.0707

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Subject partners with schools that are looking to expand their course offering, provide credit recovery options, and/or need to implement accredited courses quickly due to teacher shortages. With over 60+ accredited courses, which range from AP Government, Algebra, and electives such as Cryptocurrency, a partnership with Subject includes a robust course catalog, rigorous assignments, engaging lessons, study guides, assignment scoring, and live academic support for teachers and students.

Ana Romero – Executive Assistant to the CEO – 310.936.3763

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As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success.

Renaissance solutions reach more than 40 percent of US schools and more than half a million students in other regions across the world. The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement; Lalilo, to develop critical foundational skills; and Nearpod, for teacher-facilitated instructional delivery. For more information, visit Renaissance.com.

Alina Llevat – Regional Field Marketing Manager – 786.251.9835

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Aeries is the leading student information system with over 40 years of experience working with K-12 districts to manage education agencies.

We provide an easy-to-use platform for schools to power everything from daily operations to student portals to communication and fundraising. Aeries was founded on the principle of giving educators better, more actionable data – not just more data. Many of the Aeries team of support specialists, trainers, and product specialists bring their experience from roles at school districts where they faced problems like yours. Now they’re putting their expertise to work for you. Aeries delivers innovative solutions for districts, private schools, and local education agencies. See some of the reasons why our customers choose us to manage the data of their over 2.5 million students.

Sonia Cassatt – Director of Sales – 562.508.3137

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Gaggle is the pioneer in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Our mission is to help ensure the safety and well-being of all students, supporting school districts in proactively identifying those who are struggling. We have helped thousands of districts across the country avoid tragedies and save lives.

Scott Murphy – Regional Sales Manager – 817.980.3438

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ParentSquare is a unified, equitable communication platform combining district notifications, school/classroom two-way dialogue, and services including health screening, eSignatures, sign-ups, surveys, attendance, volunteering, and much more. Partners enjoy detailed oversights and an immediate, measurable spike in engagement scoring due to ease of use and state-of-the-art language translations.

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Founded in 1998 and based in Dallas, Texas, Istation (Imagination Station) has become one of the nation’s leading providers of richly animated, game-like educational technology. Winner of several national educational technology awards, the Istation program puts more instructional time in the classroom through small-group and collaborative instruction. Istation’s innovative reading, math and Spanish programs immerse students in an engaging and interactive environment and inspire them to learn. Additionally, administrators and educators can use Istation to easily track the progress of their students, schools and classrooms. Istation now serves over 4 million students throughout the United States and in several other countries.

Rebecca Augustine – Regional Sales Manager – 214.995.1321

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Energia®, a nationwide energy-savings engineering firm, turns school district energy liabilities into educational assets. They are a team of Energy Performance Contract (EPC) experts and manage the process from start to finish for school districts. From scope evaluation, to ESCO (Energy Services Companies) selection, to construction oversight, to validating results, Energia represents YOU, the school district, making sure the entire EPC project goes as planned, and the savings are maximized.

Joel Lopez – Regional VP of Partnerships – 631.360.0006

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NoRedInk is helping students become stronger writers in more than 60% of U.S. school districts. Teachers use our standards-aligned curriculum to provide differentiated, scaffolded support to students as they develop writing proficiency and master grammar and conventions.

Our approach is based on a simple premise: students learn best from their immediate social context. We take their favorite celebrities, fictional characters, athletes, and other interests and use them to generate personalized content. We then incorporate this content into writing and grammar activities that are relevant, rigorous, and engaging. As students complete assignments, teachers receive the data they need to make informed instructional decisions.

For more information, visit www.noredink.com.

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Founded in 1997, Kelly Education is the largest employer of pre-K – 12 substitute teachers nationwide. Kelly Education provides schools with quality substitute teacher staffing and management in addition to after-school program staffing, early childhood education staffing, special education staffing, and the staffing of non-instructional positions such as custodians, cafeteria employees, administrative assistants, and school nurses.

Bryan McCaskill – Educational Sales Consultant – 903.331.1449

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Lightspeed is on a mission to help every student hear every word. To that end, the company has brought powerful instructional audio solutions to K–12 institutions around the globe for more than 30 years. Each product inspires communication and collaboration by delivering crystal-clear, low-volume and highly intelligible sound. Lightspeed offers solutions for several learning environments, including whole- and small-group, distance, and hybrid instruction. Passionate about its culture of service, Lightspeed remains dedicated to improving the lives of educators and students through its products, research, and partnerships.

Julio Angulo – Educational Sales Consultant – 903.331.1449

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Day in and day out, we work hand-in-hand with school administrators, staff, and communities to meet the goals of their bond programs by creating quality learning environments that best prepare their students for the 21st century workforce. Our program and project managers bring decades of experience managing and planning K-12 bond programs of all sizes using technical processes and procedures designed for every project phase — from project conception to completion. Complete, turn-key program management services put you in good hands and free you to concentrate on what you do best — educating your students.

JP Grom – Vice President – 979.492.1650

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Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson P.C. provides legal services to Texas school districts and related entities. With offices throughout Texas and also in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we have served districts across both states with prompt, efficient and reliable representation since 1983. Our attorneys serve as fierce advocates in the areas of employment, special education, constitutional law, civil rights, construction and business. We are innovators in client service and pride ourselves on practical, straightforward counsel. With Walsh Gallegos, you can be confident that your attorneys have the motivation and experience to protect and promote the best interests of your district.

Rebecca Stribling – 210.979.6633

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As the 3rd largest educational architecture firm in the U.S., VLK is recognized for our leadership in designing transformational learning environments, facilitating engagement between students and teachers and supporting curriculum and instruction. VLK’s processes of VLK | CURATION®, VLK | LINK®, and VLK | LAUNCH® are the new paradigms aligning curriculum & instruction and design; long-range facility & bond planning; and participant based design.

Haley Pearce – 817.633.1600

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Sibme believes students learn best when teachers learn everyday. And we believe teachers learn best from one another. That’s why our software and services are designed to connect educators in cycles of coaching and collaborative inquiry around evidence from real classrooms and real students. It’s also why thousands of schools and organizations like HMH, ASCD, and Scholastic trust Sibme to be the place where educators set goals, track progress, and see real success.

Hank Brand – Vice President of Partnerships – 888.601.6786

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Newsela takes authentic, real-world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels – with thousands of articles available in both English & Spanish to help Spanish-speaking English Language Learners with comprehension – so content is accessible to every learner. Today, over 2.5 million teachers and 37 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s personalized to student interests, accessible to everyone, aligned to TEKS and other instructional standards, and attached to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for instruction and students accountable for their work. With over 10,000 texts in Newsela’s platform and 10 new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose. Newsela’s offerings include Newsela ELA, Newsela Science, Newsela Social Studies and more.

Maryann Hartel – Regional Marketing Manager – 732.208.6821

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