MEET OUR PARTNERS
CAPSS supports superintendents' interests in ensuring that schools and students have access to the best educational programs, products and services. Our Partners support these efforts by introducing a wide variety of products and services to our members for consideration, leading to greater opportunities for students. A profile of each of our partners, along with links to their website and contact information, is listed below.
Ädelbrook’s Learning Centers are private special education programs certified by the State Department of Education to serve students with autism, developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral difficulties, and other learning disabilities from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.
Ädelbrook’s Transitional Academy is for students ages 18–22 that focuses on life-long learning, life skills, and employment proficiencies through meaningful work experiences and community engagement. The program includes work experience opportunities at Ädelbrook’s educational retail store, The Bark-ery.
Our primary objective is to create a momentum of success for our young people so they will continue to advance when they return to public schools or move on to post-secondary programs. Our goal is to provide each student with a positive, individualized, and highly engaging educational experience.
Dale R. Hoyt, Ed.D.
Vice President for Education
Founded in 1956, Antinozzi Associates is celebrating over 60 years of Design Leadership in Architecture and Interior Design. Our firm has been a leader in institutional design with a focus on K-12 public school design, working with countless municipalities throughout Connecticut, and completing hundreds of school projects during this time.
The experience we have gained in educational design has allowed our team to learn new methodologies and bring new design thinking to each project in regard to developing 21st Century Learning Environments, implementing a collaborative design process to meet budget and schedule, and creating attractive (yet functional) school spaces.
F. Michael Ayles, FAIA
Principal, Business Development
Something magical happens when you put Apple products in the classroom. Teachers can create unique opportunities for personal learning at every level. Lessons become more immersive through the power of touch, motion and sound. Assignments can be sketched, scored, chartered, coded, or performed.
When you bring Apple products into a school, they transform traditional classrooms and lessons into learning experiences that inspire creativity and encourage collaboration—experiences that profoundly impact a student’s curiosity for learning and path in life.
Everyday we work to bring teachers the resources they need to design and deliver engaging lessons, and offer students the tools to communicate their best.
Audio Enhancement, Inc. began 40 years ago when a mother wanted to create equal learning opportunities for her hearing-impaired sons and all students in the classroom. Today, we continue her mission by creating innovative technology that promotes more effective classrooms. Audio Enhancement’s classroom solutions include a Classroom Audio System, SAFE System, classroom cameras, and Intercom, Paging, and Bells. Through these solutions, Audio Enhancement promotes student success, increases teacher development, and improves administrative efficiency.
Defined Learning is a K-12 online project-based learning platform that provides teachers with the educational and assessment tools needed to implement high-quality PBL. Our hands-on projects are based on real-world situations in careers to help learners discover their
Vice President of Partnerships
With expertise in industries ranging from hospitality and foodservice to healthcare and environmental protection, Ecolab is a global leader in cleaning and disinfecting expertise for commercial environments. Our team of more than 1200 scientists, engineers and technical specialists have combined our science-base solutions and decades of expertise helping keep hospitals clean with what we have learned from our own consumer research and working with businesses in nearly 3 million locations in 170 countries to develop the Ecolab Science Certified TM program. This comprehensive program was created to deliver a high level of cleanliness through science-backed products, including the fastest product available proven to kill the COVID-19 virus, and protocols to help protect the places you eat, stay, play and shop by reducing the risk of exposure to germs.
Street Sales Development Manager
Since 2009, the mission of ESS has been to provide high quality and cost-effective in-district clinical programming for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. ESS has pioneered a new model of in-school intervention, organized around a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework. We introduce mental health best practices and innovative clinical programs into the traditional school day, providing each student with comprehensive support tailored to their needs. ESS currently partners with over 90 districts across 9 states, including a number of CT districts.
Senior Director of District Partnerships
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 3 million educators in 150 countries. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com/CT
VP Regional Sales
IntelliBoard provides analytic and reporting services to education communities and institutions that want expanded reporting and analytics for their Learning Management System.
IntelliBoard is the most comprehensive reporting and analytics platform of any LMS on the market today. Data coming from Blackboard, Canvas, Google Classroom, Brightspace D2L, Moodle, Zoom, MS Team, Student Information System, and more is available to view on simplified, shareable, and printable charts, graphs and analytics.
IntelliBoard is comprised of data-loving, education-focused, and care-centric folks brilliant in the skills they bring to you. We dream BIG! We all share the same vision, but each provides a unique perspective. We strive to provide a well-rounded approach to all that we do.
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, 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 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.
District Partnership Manager
Elizabeth St. Onge
District Partnership Manager
Oak Hill Schools offer a 12-month community-based education program, serving students with moderate to severe disabilities ages 3 to 21 including autism, emotional disabilities, behavioral challenges, as well as students with multiple disabilities placed by public school districts. Each student receives a specialized program emphasizing in academic, social/emotional, daily living skills, motor development, communication, community participation, and self-advocacy. Secondary school students develop functional academic transition skills, including employment, post-secondary education, training, independent living, and self-help skills within community-based jobs and instruction. Instructional methodology is evidence based, follows best practices, and skills are taught within meaningful and functional activities.
For over 35 years, PARS has worked exclusively with school districts and other public agencies to design and implement strategic retirement solutions that address specific organizational and budgetary needs. We are the national leader in customized, locally controlled voluntary separation incentives and also administer one of the largest and fastest growing OPEB trust programs in New England.
Rethink Ed is a pioneering EdTech leader that believes lifelong learning brings out the best in everyone. Through innovative, technology-based platforms, Rethink Ed delivers professional development, academic instruction and data-informed assessments that simplify the school day, focusing on special education, social and emotional learning, and mental health, strengthen whole-child education, and inspire success in all learners. See how Rethink Ed is transforming education at www.rethinked.com.
Senior Account Executive
R-Zero is a biosafety company dedicated to creating safer spaces and reducing the spread of infectious disease by making hospital-grade UV-C disinfection technology financially and operationally accessible to schools for the first time. R-Zero’s touchless UV-C device, Arc, is the first hospital-grade UV-C disinfection device designed for a dynamic school environment. Arc takes just five minutes to disinfect the average classroom and is proven to destroy 99.99% of pathogens and the diseases they cause – including coronavirus, the common cold and the seasonal flu.
Senior Manager, Partnerships and Programs
R-Zero Systems, Inc.
Right At School provides safe, engaging, and meaningful before and after school programs to inspire a love of learning, support schools, and give parents peace of mind. Our highly trained local educators ignite afterschool joy and community for 35,000 students in 440 schools across the country -- all at NO cost to districts. Parents love our affordable, flexible options, and kids have a blast with our Disguised LearningTM curriculum, enjoying hands-on FUN in STEM, SEL, fitness, homework help, service learning, and more every day Right At School! For more information, visit:
Director of School Partnerships
Shipman & Goodwin LLP has more than 170 attorneys with five offices in Connecticut, an office in New York and Washington, D.C. The firm is recognized nationally for the depth and breadth of our education practice. Our school law attorneys represent over 125 public school districts and educational entities. Our online resource, www.ctschoollaw.com is dedicated to presenting the latest developments in school law.
Thomas B. Mooney, Esq.
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The Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs is comprised of 21 YMCAs, each volunteer led, a charitable organization and a powerful advocate for the needs of children, families and individuals in communities throughout Connecticut. We have provided over $11 million dollars in Financial Assistance to support youth, adults and families who choose to participate in YMCA programs, regardless of their age, gender, income or background, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate in a program which promotes youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In 2018 YMCAs supported 14,910 children through after school/enrichment programs, 128,920 youth experienced values based programs at YMCAs in Connecticut. Also 4,967 children enrolled in the Y's preschool enrichment programs.
The YMCA is dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen in our communities.
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