2024 SAIS Supporters

ISM is dedicated to advancing school leadership to enrich the student experience. Rely on 45+ years of research, knowledge, and experience to strengthen your private school’s strategies and deliver your mission with excellence. Choose from 40+ virtual and in-person workshops and 50+ webinars each year to ensure you’re doing what’s best for your faculty, staff, students, and community. Develop new skills, explore research-based approaches, and feel confident in your role as a private school leader.

Contact: Aimee Gibison, Associations & Partnerships Manager, aimee@isminc.com
Supporting: Academic Support Conference, DEI Institute, Institute for Athletic Directors, Fundamentals Conference, Summer Conference, Annual Conference

Since 1972, Abeka has supported schools in providing excellent education from a Christian perspective. At our booth, you will find lesson plans, teaching aids, and digital options, all a part of a proven curriculum designed to help any level of teacher achieve success from the start. Each preschool­ through 12th grade product is based on extensive research and development and is grounded in a Biblical worldview.

Website: www.abeka.com
Contact: Daniel Prussia, Field Representative, dprussia@abeka.com
Supporting: Curriculum Symposium, Annual Conference

A Reason For is a 50-year-old educational publishing company. Our name says it all: our faith in God is the reason for everything we do. Our Scripture-based, academically superior programs in Handwriting, Spelling, Science, and Reading have engaged countless young people, helping them to maximize their academic potential and realize the relevance of their faith in every day life, while pointing to God as the source of all wisdom.

Website: www.areasonfor.com
Contact: Brandi Perkins, Director of Sales, brandi@areasonfor.com
Supporting: Curriculum Symposium

Authentic Connections improves well-being in schools using a holistic approach, and cutting-edge scientific surveys. Their surveys assess mental health and modifiable aspects of personal and community life that can be targeted to improve well-being. Survey and analysis benefits include a customized list of top priorities, demographic breakdowns, benchmark capabilities, actionable findings, scientifically validated survey instruments, and expert services.

Website: www.authconn.com
Contact: Harrison Tool, VP of Engagement, htool@authconn.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

Hand Crafted pewter item for awards, recognition, and service awards.

Website: www.camelotpewter.com
Contact: Anthony Berry, President, anthony@camelotpewter.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

We help our candidates find jobs they love by getting to know you beyond your resume. You’ll build a profile with us, and once we understand your career goals and job preferences, we send your profile to schools that match what you’re looking for. We’re here to coach you throughout the entire process, and advocate on your behalf to schools you’re interested in.

Website: www.carneysandoe.com
Contact: Lane Dussault, Director of Marketing & Communications, lane.dussault@carneysandoe.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

Carr, Riggs & Ingram is a full service CPA firm offering audit, tax and consulting services to independent schools across our footprint from New Mexico to North Carolina, and Kentucky to Florida. Additionally, we offer services in investment advisory, Third-party benefit plan administration, payroll, data analytics, and other professional services through our CRI portfolio companies.

Website: www.cricpa.com
Contact: Aileen Bolger, Audit & Insurance Partner, abolger@cricpa.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

CarterBaldwin is ranked among the Top 40 executive search firms in the United States and has been recognized on multiple occasions by Forbes Magazine as one of the country’s “Best Recruiting Firms.” CarterBaldwin practice leaders average over 20 years of executive search experience and work with the world’s most prominent organizations. 65% of our search work is corporate, chief executive officers, and the executives that lead companies generally sized from $200M – $5B in revenue, and 35% of our work is in the nonprofit and academic sectors. With offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, D.C., CarterBaldwin employs more than 30 associates who conduct searches domestically and internationally.

CarterBaldwin’s education practice helps the world’s leading organizations and institutions build exceptional leadership teams to fulfill their missions. We’ve completed more than 200 executive placements in higher education, K-12 schools, foundations, and nonprofit organizations in the last five years.

Website: www.carterbaldwin.com
Contact: Jack Hall, Search Consultant, jhall@carterbaldwin.com
Supporting: Institute for Heads, Annual Conference

CCS Fundraising understands the unique value proposition of an independent school education and the vital role that philanthropy plays in helping schools achieve their mission.

At CCS, we partner with schools as their trusted advisors and thought partners, working shoulder-to-shoulder with them to design and implement successfully the endowment, capital, and annual fundraising initiatives that help schools change lives.

Website: www.ccsfundraising.com
Contact: Kurt McKinley, Senior Vice President,  kmckinley@ccsfundraising.com
Supporting: Advancement Institute, Annual Conference

Collins Cooper Carusi, a full service architecture firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, has been shaping communities for 30 years, creating places for people to connect, learn, worship, live, work and play. Architecture, Interior Design, Programming, Space Planning & Master Planning.

Website: www.collinscoopercarusi.com
Contact: Charlene Gates, Director of Business Development, cgates@collinscoppercarusi.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

To make it easy for schools to design and maintain top uniform programs that meet their goals and satisfy their values – while providing families with a smooth and simple shopping experience for the comfortable, durable uniforms they deserve!

Website: www.dennisuniform.com
Contact: Tracey Humphreys, Director of Sales, thumphreys@dennisuniform.com
Supporting: Summer Conference, Annual Conference

ERB is the trusted leader in assessment and data-driven insights for independent school educators and families, supporting the growth of the whole child. We support educators in thoughtfully and thoroughly tracking the entire student journey with our learning assessments and measurement tools.

Website: www.erblearn.org
Contact: Colleen Caulfield, Chief Revenue Officer, ccaulfield@erblearn.org
Supporting: Annual Conference

Executive Functioning Success works to relieve the pain caused by poor time management, planning and organization – key executive functions of the brain.

Our goal is to provide knowledge and strategies to our clients, in the form of private sessions, online courses, books, planners, and resources to support executive functions.

Website: www.executivefunctioningsuccess.com
Contact: Julie Miller, Time Management & EF Instructor, julie@efsuccess.info
Supporting: Academic Support Conference

ExploreLearning® creates seriously fun ed tech solutions for the most critical challenges in K-12 STEM learning. Effective and fun, our programs help students not only succeed at math and science, but also love it as much as we do. Learn more about Gizmos®, Reflex®, Frax® and Science4Us® at www.explorelearning.com.

Website: www.explorelearning.com
Contact: Abby Dogum, Tradeshow & Event Manager, adogum@explorelearning.com
Supporting: Academic Support Conference

FACTS serves K-12 schools with a comprehensive solution for admissions, student information systems, tuition management, financial aid assessment, website, custom APP development, and professional development.

Website: www.factsmgt.com
Contact: Jana Kane, Regional Vice President, jkane@factsmgt.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

FAMILY2FAMILY, INC is a relocation services company assisting families with finding best-fit schools and homes. We help schools with referrals of new students and families, and we help enhance their service with through concierge relocation services for new families, faculty and staff moving into the area.

Website: www.f2finc.com
Contact: Paul Montaperto, Owner, pmontaperto@f2fres.com
Supporting: Academic Support Conference

FinalForms is an all school student participation company assisting school administrators with participation forms and so much more. We are a team, technology, and service dedicated to serving schools with streamlined registration, communication, and risk management solutions.

Website: www.finalforms.com
Contact: Mike Ellson, State Consultant, mikeellson46@gmail.com
Supporting: Institute for Athletic Directors

Finalsite is the leading provider of website, communications, mobile app and enrollment solutions designed to help schools thrive. Leveraging the Finalsite suite of the most powerful and trusted tools in the industry, strategic schools partner with Finalsite to simplify, unify and amplify marketing, admissions and communications.

Website: www.finalsite.com
Contact: Lorrie Jackson, Independent School Website Consultant, lorrie.jackson@finalsite.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

For over 25 years, the attorneys on the Fisher Phillips Education Industry Team have been servicing independent schools and educational institutions of all types in student, workplace, and governance-related matters. Whether providing training and advice, handling administrative charges, or defending litigation or appeals, our lawyers provide practical solutions to achieve the best possible results

Website: www.fisherphillips.com
Contact: Elizabeth Hickman, Client Development Manager, ehickman@fisherphillips.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

Your go to dining services partner who can assist from building a kitchen, renovations, enhancement of the student experience and support to reflect your school brand.

Website: www.flikisd.com
Contact: Christine McGoldrick, Business Development, christine.mcgoldrick@compass-usa.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

Flint is an AI platform built for independent schools. Teachers can create 24/7 AI tutors for any subject and in any language—all based on custom learning objectives and materials. Students get personalized and frequent feedback, and administrators can ensure that student use of AI is monitored while sensitive data is protected. Find out more on our website about how 75+ independent schools are partnering with Flint to embrace AI.

Website: www.flintk12.com
Contact: Lulu Gao, Head of Teacher Experience, lulu@flintk12.com
Supporting: Curriculum Symposium, Summer Conference

Flynn O’Hara Uniforms is a fully family owned and operated business. We outfit over 1,600 schools and more than half a million students each year in high quality custom school uniforms built to last the school year.

Website: www.flynnohara.com
Contact: Barbara Cohen, Territory Manager, bcohen@flynnohara.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

Our program equips students with the skills necessary to build healthy relationships, manage stress, improve focus, academic performance, and reduce disruptive behavior.

Website: www.friendzy.co
Contact: Barbara Kindler Gaines, Executive Assistant, barbara@friendzy.co
Supporting: Curriculum Symposium

Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth. We believe people of all ages can make a difference, so we offer free resources for educators who want to engage their students in learning how to be part of the solution to complex global issues.

Website: www.heifer.org/schools
Contact: Berit Kimrey, Director of Community Marketing, berit.kimrey@heifer.org
Supporting: Annual Conference

Largest sports construction company in North America. Specializes in Synthetic turf fields, running tracks, tennis/pickleball courts, and sports lighting.

Website: www.hellasconstruction.com
Contact: Ryne Drummonds, VP of Business Development, rdrummonds@hellasconstruction.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

Hope for Youth, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that empowers girls of color to confidently pursue 21st century careers and opportunities in computing and technology. We offer programs that help girls of color gain technology skills and prepare to become future leaders; thereby establishing a pipeline of diverse talent for tech and tech-enabled careers.

HYPE’s programs are designed to engage young women in both middle & high school by providing an interactive curriculum that supports varying levels of experience with technology. These programs are taught by industry professionals of various backgrounds, and teach critical thinking, communication, digital literacy skills, and programming fundamentals.

Website: www.gethype.org
Contact: Ebony Dames, Program Director, ebony@gethype.org
Supporting: DEI Institute

IndySchool Consultancy provides head of school and senior administrative search services, consulting, and advisory services to independent schools.

Website: www.indyschoolconsultancy.com
Contact: Tim Viands, President, tim@indyschoolconsultancy.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

Jochi is an online management tool for academic support teams that enables students to effortlessly tackle their hectic workloads while equipping learning specialists with insights & data about their students’ academic & personal needs.

Website: www.jochi.info
Contact: Yash Dhir, Co-Founder, yash@jochi.info
Supporting: Academic Support Conference

The Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University provides master’s degree programs, fellowships, professional learning, and research to support emerging and established leaders in independent and international schools.

Website: www.klingensteincenter.org
Contact: Jessica May, Associate Director of Strategic Marketing & Communication, jws2168@tc.columbia.edu
Supporting: Annual Conference

Lands’ End School supplies high-quality uniform apparel and logo embroidery to over 5,000 schools across the US and worldwide. Supported by award-winning customer service and online ordering solutions, we are your source for uniforms parents trust and students love.

Website: www.landsend.com
Contact: Kelly Powlas, Business Development Executive, kelly.powlas@landsend.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

It all starts with the student. We provide campus dining programs to fuel students as they pursue the experiences that will help shape their future and nourish the faculty and staff who guide them. At Lexington Independents, we accomplish it all in the way we know best – by following an authentic recipe. For us, it’s culinary innovation, exemplary service and strong local teams supported by global resources.

Website: www.lexingtonindependents.com
Contact: Mark Turner, Sr. Dir., Business Development, mark.turner@elior-na.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

McMillan Pazdan Smith is a regional, practice-based architecture, planning, and interior design firm. Our purpose is to create meaningful and lasting impact for the good of all. We work to design a better future through thoughtful, creative, and purpose-driven solutions. We are in service to each other, our clients, and our communities. Serving with integrity has always been at the heart of who we are and what we design. Many projects stem from repeat clients, a testament to our focus on design excellence and service to manage your unique needs. We value a relationship-based business model, and our studios and project teams work with you to develop a mutually beneficial, respectful client relationship built on trust.

Website: www.mcmillanpazdansmith.com
Contact: Cary Perkins, Principal / Director of Design Engagement, cperkins@mcmillanpazdansmith.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

Dining and Environmental Housekeeping Services

Website: www.metzculinary.com
Contact: John Geronimo, Vice President Sales, johng@metzcorp.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) has over 40 years of experience in facilitating group adventures. Whether your focus is leadership, environmental education, or just fun, NOC has a variety of group packages available to fit the needs and goals of your school group. Our dedicated group representatives work with you to customize the perfect trip for your group to meet your goals. Choose from whitewater rafting, zip lining, team building, mountain biking, environmental education activities, and more.

Website: www.noc.com
Contact: Liz Hoekwater, Sales Director, liz.hoekwater@noc.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

NOVA provides a broad range of environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and inspections, plan review and code compliance, municipal/government outsourcing, and roofing/building enclosure consulting services to our Clients. Our firm’s services span the complete life of a project, from inception to re-development or demolition. Regardless of project size or market, our approach remains consistent – meet and exceed our Client’s expectations for quality, maintain safe environments, stay on schedule, and control costs.

Website: www.usanova.com
Contact: Hannah Murawski, Business Development Associate K-12, hglass@usanova.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

We are dedicated to forging partnerships with independent schools nationwide to catalyze student learning and teacher development. Anchored in research that affirms learning as a social, communal activity – and our easy-to-use platform empowers teachers to embark on enriching journeys WITH their students, yet unconstrained by time and distance. Optima has developed the most extensive immersive Web 3.0 educational content library in existence, and our platform provides teachers with a full range of classroom management tools to guide productive and efficient student learning experiences. Our goal is simple – we want to bring web 3.0 to your fingertips and equip educators with the resources to excel in their craft and do what they do best – inspire the next generation.

Website: www.optimaindependent.com
Contact: Alyssa Finneyfrock, Head of Optima Independent, afinneyfrock@optimaed.com
Supporting: Curriculum Symposium

We specialize in the design of people-oriented architecture, planning and interior design services.

Website: www.owp.com
Contact: Sarah Dexheimer, Principal, dexheimer.s@owp.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

Psychemedics partners with Independent schools across the nation to implement meaningful health & wellness programs, utilizing drug testing. As the pioneer and world leader in hair drug testing, we are committed to helping schools save lives and ensure futures.

Website: www.psychemedics.com
Contact: Wil Elder, Director of Education, wile@psychemedics.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

For over 30 years, SAGE Dining Services® has partnered with independent schools and small colleges throughout North America that share a passion for great food, nutrition, and sustainability. SAGE prides itself on financial transparency and invests in technology, talent, and training to provide unmatched customer satisfaction. SAGE’s unparalleled expertise in nutrition, sustainability, and culinary trends produces exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community.

Website: www.sagedining.com
Contact: James Leachman, VP of Sales, jleachman@sagedining.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

ReadSource is a non-profit launched by The Schenck School as a means for sharing the reading expertise of the School with other struggling readers. Our mission is to empower communities to serve all students who are learning to read, especially those who struggle. This is accomplished through our teacher training offerings, direct reading remediation services, and partnerships with other schools and non-profits.

Website: www.readsource.com
Contact: Ericka Smith, ReadSource, esmith@schenck.org
Supporting: Academic Support Conference

Program that trains teachers to teach and measure face-to-face communication skills to students who would rather text than talk! PD + Student Materials are all research backed and have been used by 50+ independent schools. Multiple levels, best for grades 5-10. Learn more at www.REALdiscussion.org.

Website: www.realdiscussion.org
Contact: Liza Garonzik, Founder, liza@realdiscussion.org
Supporting: Curriculum Symposium

Revolution’s holistic and personalized approach to learning has been boosting student confidence, scores, and grades for more than 20 years. Our expert tutors have dedicated their careers to helping students achieve their goals.

Website: www.revolutionprep.com
Contact: Bill Tetz, VP Strategic Partnerships, bill.tetz@revolutionprep.com
Supporting: Academic Support Conference

Sadlier School programs offer strong instructional support to help students reach their full potential in school and throughout life. William H, Sadlier, Inc. is a recognized and respected publisher of print and online educational materials for pre-K3 to 12th grade. Since 1832 Sadlier’s pursuit of excellence has been driven by a commitment to meet the needs of the educational community.

Website: www.sadlier.com
Contact: Lisa Satory, Sales Representative, lsatory@sadlier.com
Supporting: Curriculum Symposium

School uniforms with a modern design, featuring high quality, easy care at an affordable price.

Website: www.globalschoolwear.com
Contact: Mark Maloney, Account Manager, mark.maloney@globalschoolwear.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

ST Search, ST Consulting, ST Athletics, and the ST Teacher Job Board are divisions of Southern Teachers Agency. We serve schools nationwide with the same integrity and devotion to quality that we’ve embraced since 1902.

Website: www.southernteachers.com
Contact: Carey Goodman, President, goodman@southernteachers.com
Supporting: Annual Conference

SST Accountants & Consultants is a Dallas-based accounting firm providing taxaudit and business advisory services to education providers, nonprofits, and businesses. Since 1986, we’ve established a reputation and legacy of personal service, collaboration, and professional excellence. Our experience makes us particularly adept at supporting your long-term success as business cycles change.

Website: https://sst.cpa
Contact: Emily Cook, Partner, ecook@sst.cpa
Supporting: Annual Conference

Strategenius is the premier search firm for schools seeking excellence in candidates for teaching and leadership positions. We partner with schools committed to equity, connect them to our diverse network, and match them with exceptional talent.

Website: www.strategenius.org
Contact: Nancy Nanka-Bruce, Sr. Director of Marketing, nancy@strategenius.org
Supporting: DEI Institute

Sweet Briar College is a private, liberal arts college for women with a unique leadership core curriculum. Located in central Virginia, Sweet Briar’s 2,800-acre campus blends amenities such as a modern 26,000-square foot greenhouse, turf athletic fields, and a nationally recognized equestrian center with a campus quad featuring 22 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

Website: www.sbc.edu
Contact: John Dudley, Director of Communications & Marketing, jdudley@sbc.edu
Supporting: Women’s Leadership Institute

The Math Learning Center (MLC) is a nonprofit organization serving the education community. Our mission is to inspire and enable all individuals to discover and develop their mathematical confidence and ability. We offer innovative and standards-based curriculum, resources, and professional development. Our products and services are used by educators throughout the United States and in many international locations.

Website: www.mathlearningcenter.org
Contact: Mei Yong, Event Manager, meiy@mathlearningcenter.org
Supporting: Curriculum Symposium

Loved by 40,000+ educators around the world, Toddle is an all-in-one teaching & learning platform for independent schools. Toddle empowers teaching teams to work together and better for curriculum planning, student portfolios, assessments, reports, family communication, and streamlined accreditation – all from one intuitive interface.

Website: www.toddleapp.com
Contact: Arpita Sharma, Growth Lead, arpita.sharma@toddleapp.com
Supporting: Curriculum Symposium

VS America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of educational furniture. Focused on best practices for educational facilities worldwide, VS develops adaptable, ergonomic, and sustainable furniture solutions which allow for the creation of flexible learning environments. At VS, we believe successful learning should balance the needs of the body, mind, and soul. We always encourage mobility and natural curiosity. From our fully-adjustable chairs to modular tables that encourage collaboration, we believe that learning is an active process. When students engage their senses while learning, the long-term benefits include a heightened focus, stronger motivation, and a sense of well-being.

Website: www.vsamerica.com
Contact: Amanda Bingham, NC & SC Territory Manager, a.bingham@vsamerica.com
Supporting: Annual Conference