2019-2020 ASSOCIATION SPONSORS
ISACS is grateful for the partnership and support of our association sponsors. Sponsorship constitutes neither an ISACS endorsement nor approval of the services and products our sponsors provide. Businesses that provide services to independent schools may join ISACS as an Association Sponsor.
- 12M Recruiting & Ed Tech Recruiting
- A.W.G. Dewar, Inc.
- Boundless Adventures
- Byrne, Byrne and Company
- Carney, Sandoe & Associates
- CCS Fundraising
- Creative Logical Solutions, Inc.
- The Education Group
- Educational Collaborators, LLC
- Educator's Ally
- EG Education - Education Marketing
- Faria Education Group
- The Film Guys
- Flik Independent School Dining
- FORGE Architects
- Global Youth Leadership Institute
- Google for Education
- Great Circle Academy
- HandCut Food
- The Hollinger Group
- The Jane Group
- The Kensington Group, Inc.
- Knuckleball Consulting
- Lands' End School
- Magnus Health
- One Digital Health and Benefits
- Pear Deck
- Pedestal Foods
- Resource Group 175, LLC
- SAGE Dining Services
- Scholastic Book Fairs
- School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger
- Security Risk Management Consultants, LLC
- Seminars International
- Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects
- Taher, Inc.
12M Recruiting & Ed Tech Recruiting
Gabriel Lucas, Principal
655 Skyway Road, Suite 104-A
San Carlos, CA 94070
Tel: (650) 394-7308
www.12mrecruiting.com & www.edtechrecruiting.com
Description: 12M Recruiting and Ed Tech Recruiting run exceptional retained searches for senior leadership positions in the head's cabinet. We have an unparalleled commitment to diversity, intentionality, and longevity--and a success record to back that up. We serve all areas of school leadership, from technology and innovation to curriculum and operations.
A.W.G. Dewar, Inc.
Skye Kinnon, Account Executive
4 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: (617) 774-1555
Description: Serving schools since 1930, Dewar is the originator of the Tuition Refund Plan, a proven method for protecting both schools and families from the financial consequences of student withdrawals and dismissals.
Brian Funtleyder, Owner
17 Beechwood Blvd
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Tel: (914) 708-0215
Description: Boundless Adventures is a full service Aerial Adventure Park, providing team-building field trips as well as general admission adventure.
Byrne, Byrne and Company
Daniel Byrne, President
120 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1710
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312) 456-2882
Description: Byrne, Byrne and Company is a privately held insurance brokerage firm founded in 1898 specializing in property/casualty and employee benefits for private schools. We provide modern solutions to complex risk matters and help our customers build a more engaged, productive workforce.
Carney, Sandoe & Associates
Jonathan Ball, Director of External Relations
200 High Street, Suite 610
Boston, MA 02110
Tel: (617) 542-0260
Description: Carney, Sandoe & Associates is the top choice in faculty and administrative recruitment. Since 1977, CS&A has worked successfully with over 1,800 schools around the world and has placed over 32,000 teachers and administrators in exciting, rewarding positions. A service for schools and teachers, CS&A provides the most exceptional recruitment, leadership search, and consulting services available.
Peter Hoskow, Principal & Managing Director
155 N. Wacker Dr., Ste 1790
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312) 596-9300
Description: CCS is a strategic fundraising firm that partners with nonprofits for transformational change. We plan, manage, and implement programs that achieve fundraising goals and mission impact.
Evita Gonzalez, Account Executive
46 Round Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: (888) 243-2555
Description: Why do independent schools choose CheckWriters? Our cloud Payroll and HR platform is easy to use for you and your staff, saves hours of time, and is backed by accessible and knowledgeable service that makes the Business Office happy.
Creative Logical Solutions, Inc.
Rick Harris, CEO
PO Box 1023
Montrose, CA 91021
Tel: (818) 642-5612
Description: CLS provides creative and logical solutions for businesses, organizations and schools who wish to leverage the Internet to achieve their business and/or organizational goals. Because we target small - medium schools, we are able to keep our service costs far below our competitors' costs. Some of the services that we offer include: Content Management Solutions; SEO; Custom Web Site Design; iPhone/iPad/Android App Development; eModules Integration (web site calendaring, email distribution, blogs, registration systems); a full Student Information System complete with grading, student database, admissions, etc.
Jason Kerbel, Sales Executive
701 Brazos Street, Suite 360
Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 355-5008 ext. 311
Description: For over 18 years, Edlio has been connecting K-12 educators with their communities, offering the most comprehensive communication package for private schools. Edlio’s content management system powers over 10,000 websites for schools across North America, each with a beautiful design reflecting the organization’s brand and marketing tools including social media and email managers for streamlined communication.
The Education Group
Katherine Moncure Stuart, President
PO Box 68194
Nashville, TN 37206
Tel: (434) 989-7054
Description: The Education Group was founded in 1988 by a dedicated group of teachers and administrators committed to preserving and extending the values and traditions which shape independent education. The mission of TEG has evolved along with our industry. Our exceptional leadership team serves and educates independent schools nationwide through our personalized executive coaching, consulting, and search services.
Educational Collaborators, LLC
Steve Aronne, Director of Business Development
10805 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 300
Saint Louis, MO 63127
Tel: (877) 849-2274
Description: We help schools save precious time by providing EdTech and Professional Learning services to help them achieve their maximum potential. We are a premiere partner of Google and Microsoft and offer school specific services in EdTech & Database Audits, and Cybersecurity Assessments. We are also experts in One-to-One and Change Management consulting.
Abby Glover, Vice President, Associate Placement Director
P.O. Box 2077
New York, NY 10185
Tel: (914) 666-6323
Description: Educator's Ally connects teachers and administrators with independent day and boarding schools throughout the U.S. Since 1975, EA’s highly personalized approach to recruiting has been valued by schools and candidates alike.
Maria Kadison, President and CEO
P.O. Box 490
Sherborn, MA 01770
Tel: (617) 651-0522
Description: EdwardsCo combines best-in-class marketing expertise from the private sector with the sensitivity of education marketing for effective and mission-appropriate results. We’re trusted partners to senior leadership and trustees across the country at a time of rapid change. Our services include brand strategy, graphic identity, brand campaign platforms, and enrollment marketing across all channels.
EG Integrated – Education Marketing
Leslie Stubbendieck, Education Account Lead
11820 Nicholas Street
Omaha, NE 68154
Tel: (402) 614-3000
Description: We know education. As marketers, we have extensive educational experience as well as an in-depth understanding of the culture, the climate and the innovative strategies needed to ensure schools make the most of their marketing budgets. The EG Education Team is committed to fostering relationships with passionate, goal-oriented schools, leveraging our deep industry knowledge and creativity to build unique marketing strategies that will keep your school in demand – and in the conversation – for years to come. More engagement. More students. More success.
Mike Spanier, Senior Vice President
P.O. Box 825
Lincoln, NE 68501
Description: FACTS is committed to making educational dreams possible through service and technology. FACTS serves more than three million students and families at over 11,500 schools and offers a comprehensive suite of services including tuition management, a student information system, financial needs assessment, and admissions/enrollment solutions.
Faria Education Group
Steve Fehr, Sales & Support Representative
548 Market Street, #40438
San Francisco, CA 94104
Description: Today, Faria powers curriculum for over 10,000 schools & districts and 3 million students with a suite of 3 services. ManageBac is Faria’s flagship product and the leading curriculum planning, assessment and reporting platform for IB World schools. OpenApply is an online admissions solution supporting the applicant journey from enquiry to enrolment. Atlas is a curriculum management platform enabling schools to collaboratively plan, share, and analyze their curriculum. Together with our integration partners, we offer schools a world-class software suite for meeting all their information management needs. Faria’s multi-disciplinary team of over 150 operates globally, across 8 offices.
The Film Guys
Alesi Enriquez, Co-Founder
1016 EA Amsterdam
(Tel): +1 (518) 620 44 46
Description: We are a production house specializing in creating memorable and exciting videos that drive results. Our videos translate your school's personality into a couple minutes of entertainment, exciting kids and parents alike.
Rob DiMartino, Chief Evangelist
655 Winding Brook Drive
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Tel: (860) 362-0115
Description: Founded in 1998, Finalsite is a global leader in SaaS web solutions and digital marketing for the education industry, serving over 2000 schools in more than 80 countries. We're recognized for our award-winning design, inbound marketing tools, best-in-class web software, strategic marketing services, and integration with third-party data providers. We're based in Glastonbury, CT with an office in London and a team of 200+ around the world. For more information, please visit www.finalsite.com.
Flik Independent School Dining
Brian Breitenstein, Regional Sales Director
2 International Drive, Suite 2
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Tel: (502) 565-7440
Description: As the only dining services company specializing exclusively in private and independent school education, Flik Independent School Dining understands your community's needs and what it takes to meet them. We work closely with each community to implement responsible, environmentally-sound programs that engage students, staff, and faculty. For more information, visit www.FlikISD.com.
Pam Renda, Inside Sales Representative
1340 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
Tel: (877) 899-8550
Description: Follett empowers PreK-12 educators with content, technology, and services designed to help schools and districts reach their goals.
Christopher Ward AIA, Education Director
500 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 434-0320
Description: FORGE Architecture designs creative solutions for K-12 schools and institutions. FORGE's projects inspire students, teachers and parents with integrated curriculum solutions. We are thrilled to be partners with ISACS and are happy to consult with member schools on any project large or small.
Global Youth Leadership Institute
Matt Nink, Executive Director
1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Tel: (414) 397-1159
Description: Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) partners with schools in three areas: 1) Global travel programs; 2) On-campus workshops and consulting; 3) Our Unique HS Sequence of Summer programs. We are a non-profit created by educators from ISACS in 2001. We know schools because we work at an Independent School (Lake Forest Academy). We create learning environments that model inclusion so we can confront the past and shape the future. Our 4 key pillars are: Collaborative Leadership, Multicultural Identity, Religious Pluralism, and Environmental Sustainability. We can help your school move forward and have fun while doing it. Do you want to build a stronger community of students, teachers, parents, and alumni? Do you want your school to be even more of a force for good in the world? See more at www.gyli.org.
Google for Education
Austin Swift, K12 Program Manager
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Tel: (831) 252-2898
Description: At Google for Education we believe that that everyone—educators and learners at every age and stage—deserve the tools and skills that set them up for success in building the future they want for themselves.
Steven Lockwood, Education Consultant
26741 Portola PKWY #1E-649
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Tel: (949) 682-7019
Description: Gradelink is an easy student information system that helps you improve enrollment and fulfill your mission.
Great Circle Academy
Andrea Lachar, Director of Special Education
330 North Gore Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
Tel: (844) 424-3577
Description: Great Circle is an agency providing a unique spectrum of behavioral health services to children and families. With specialized programs and highly trained professionals, we provide hope to those in difficult circumstances throughout Missouri and beyond.
George Madzhirov, CEO
1441 West Willow Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Tel: (312) 239-0381 ext. 103
Description: HandCut Foods is a Chicago-based food service and management company committed to responsible sourcing, from-scratch production, and exceptional hospitality. Founded in 2014, HCF has quickly become a trusted name in K–12 contract food service as well as in university dining, business catering, and event catering.
The Hollinger Group
Edward Hollinger, Principal Consultant
2012C West Willow Street
Chicago, IL 60647
Tel: (312) 315-7388
Description: The Hollinger Group is a Chicago-based coaching and consulting firm with an unwavering commitment to helping you and your organization discover your best personal and professional selves. We guide schools through the stages of leadership change, paving the way for a smooth transition. We specialize in helping leaders navigate the daily challenges of life and leadership; guiding all members of the team to be at their best. Our workshops help teams discover their strengths and find strategies to navigate their vulnerabilities. With well-researched analysis and the wisdom of experience, we give leaders and teams the necessary tools to discover their best selves.
The Jane Group
Jane Hulbert, Partner
809 Quail Ridge Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
Tel: (630) 325-2509
Description: The Jane Group specializes in crisis management and preparedness for independent schools, including messaging and communications, media training, board training and reputation management. We have been on retainer to the National Association of Independent Schools since 2001. Our goal is to ensure that our school clients emerge from a crisis stronger and more united.
Kensington Group, Inc.
Christopher Everett, President
9295 Spring Forest Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Tel: (317) 569-0201
Description: Marketing, market research and conducting the ISACS School Community Survey.
Mike Vachow, Principal Consultant
515 N Kirkwood Road, 2S
St. Louis, MO 63119
Tel: (314) 478-4245
Description: Independent schools face realities that are increasingly difficult to predict--like the flight path of a knuckleball. We provide counsel to independent schools who are looking to make their people, their team structures and their processes more proactive, responsive and agile. Knuckleball Consulting provides counsel on governance, enrollment management review, change management, and leadership searches.
Lands' End School
Onotse Ikharo, Sales Manager
6 Lands' End Lane
Dodgeville, WI 53595
Tel: (800) 741-6311
Description: Lands’ End School leads with high-quality uniform clothing parents trust and students love to wear. Expert logo embroidery, consistent Colors You Can Count On™ and sizes from preschool to high school ensure students will always look and feel their best. With program management, custom webstores and award-winning customer service, Lands’ End School provides peace of mind for schools and families.
Dino Skerlos, Director of Sales
323 W Martin St
Raleigh, NC, 27601
Tel: (919) 521-5859
Description: Magnus Health is the most innovative way for independent schools to collect, track and manage student health information on one online platform. Our technology helps schools save time and money by streamlining communication with parents, reducing liability for school health professionals, and keeping schools prepared in the event of an emergency.
Jason Matznick, Director of Marketing
11701 Union Street
Mount Morris, MI 48458
Tel: (855) 644-4856
Description: Nightlock provides door security solutions for Lockdown to prevent the entry of an Active Shooter. From door barricades to window shades. We work to keeps students and staff safe.
OneDigital Health and Benefits
Craig Stubler, Principal
2800 River Road, Suite 310
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Tel: (224) 257-4074
Description: OneDigital delivers a powerful new approach to employee benefits by combining the commitment of experienced, local market advisors with the sophisticated technology and resources of a respected national firm. Consulting with schools in Illinois for over a decade, I’ve guided organizations through health care reform and the specific challenges schools face with HR management and on-boarding. My expertise in HR and employee benefits enables my clients to attract and retain the best teaching talent available with fewer administrative headaches.
Jena Cooper, Regional Partnership Manager
308 East Burlington Street, #303
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel: (614) 425-7977
Description: Founded by educators, Pear Deck is on a mission to help teachers deliver powerful learning moments for every student, every day. The Pear Deck suite of student engagement allows for seamless interactivity and real-time formative assessment; a perfect fit for any K12, 1:1 classroom.
Jerry Dickman, Director of Business Development
2967 Sidco Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Tel: (636) 385-0318
Description: Pedestal Foods is a premiere food service management company that supports the independent school and private college marketplace throughout the Midwest and southeastern US. Pedestal Foods is not only committed to delivering excellence in food services in education, we go beyond the table by caring for the whole student, working closely with our clients to attract and retain students through culinary innovation, as well as help deliver bottom line results by focusing on transparency.
Azreen Latiff, CEO
440 North Wolf Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Tel: (650) 479-6598
Description: QuickSchools is your responsive partner for your SIS needs. We listen to you so that we can design the school management software that users love to use and rely on. Our unmatched 24-hour support team is available to all users at a click of a button. Try and see it to believe. Free switching costs available to conference attendees.
Resource Group 175, LLC
Clay Stites, Managing Partner
59 Kendal Drive
Kennett Square, PA
Tel: (877) 717-7175
Description: RG175 is a diverse team of consultants, each of whom has been a long-term and successful head of school, with years of academic and non-profit leadership experience. By combining proven search protocols and our extensive experience with schools, we are able to ensure a successful leadership search. RG175 pays close attention to clients and to candidates and builds relationships that are based on trust, candor, and clear communications and expectations. We are unique in our commitment to not only identifying great leadership, but also in developing and supporting that leadership.
SAGE Dining Services
Maurice Short, Vice President of Sales
1402 York Road
Lutherville, MD 21093
Tel: (410) 339-3950
Description: For 30 years, SAGE Dining Services® has been defining the standard in food service for independent schools and private colleges throughout North America. By cooking meals from scratch, sourcing local ingredients, providing attentive service, introducing communities to new cuisines, accommodating food allergies, and being financially transparent, SAGE creates exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community. Learn more at www.sagedining.com
Scholastic Book Fairs
Eleni Stanifer, Project Coordinator
5459 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069
Tel: (513) 714-0446
Description: Scholastic's literacy events generate excitement for reading and revenues for schools. One of Scholasticʼs best-known and best-loved businesses is Book Fairs, in-school events that bring the joy and excitement of reading right to students. Scholastic provides the books, planning tools and display cases for the events, which are run by volunteers. The undisputed leader in the field, each year Book Fairs sells more than 55 million books to 70 million children and their families visiting more than 120,000 fairs around the world. Book Fairs also generates more than 200 million dollars in cash and educational resources for schools, which receive a portion of sales from every Book Fair they host. More importantly, the events provide students, teachers, and parents with access to thousands of affordable books and educational products to help students become life-long learners.
School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger
David Roberts, Director of Sales
8 Mark Court
Huntington, NY 11743
Tel: (646) 942-1403
Description: School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger strives to guarantee your educational community the very best quality, comfort, value, style, and service at prices your families will be excited about. Our uniforms are beautifully designed to outlast and withstand even the toughest stains and most rigorous activities. Please invite us in to your school; we are excited to tell you more about our program.
Security Risk Management Consultants, LLC
Lynda L. Buel, CEO
150 East Mound Street, Suite 308
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: (614) 224-3100
Description: Security Risk Management Consultants, LLC (SRMC) is a professional, independent security consultancy serving clients throughout the United States and abroad. SRMC provides vulnerability assessment, master planning, security technology assessment, design development, technical specification, crisis plans and emergency procedures, and project and program management support services to a wide range of public and privately-owned organizations including K-12 private and boarding schools.
Tave Reser, Executive Director
55 East Monroe Street, Suite 2870
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312) 561-5180
Description: Seminars International is an educational group travel consulting organization serving worldwide programming needs of educational, performing arts, athletic team and special interest groups. Working with program leaders, we create group travel experiences designed to meet pedagogical goals through experiential and intercultural learning. Over the past five decades, Seminars International has designed and managed international travel arrangements for over 40,000 students and leaders.
Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects
Eric Penney, Principal
130 East Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312) 663-2900
Description: Sheehan Nagle Hartray’s education architecture is distinguished by the independence of the schools we design for. Each school has a unique education philosophy that is our basis for creative design. Experience facilitates our efficient resolution of common challenges. Expertise focuses us on distinctive challenges that lead to meaningful education environments.
Dan Wolff, Regional Director of Business Development
5570 Smetana Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Tel: (952) 358-1723
Description: Providing a fresh take on food service management. Come take a seat at our table!
Keith Krass, Head of Marketing
401 Edgewater Place, Suite 360
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel: (781) 303-1128
Description: Designed specifically to meet the unique needs of independent schools, Veracross combines the power of a truly integrated database with personalized, data-driven communication tools. To date, we have configured and deployed our system at over 250 leading private K-12 schools in over 20 countries through a powerful, leveraged, and elegant architecture unique in our industry.