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.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.
Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world's leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.
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
The key to a comfortable retirement starts with you! At Equitable, we understand the challenges that come with retirement planning, and are committed to helping you through every stage of life. Whether you are beginning your career, changing jobs, or nearing retirement, you can count on Equitable to help you reach your savings goals. As the #1 provider of 403(b) plans in K-12, we have the experience to make an impact on your financial future. With Equitable, you're not just investing in a 403(b); you're working with a company with a background of nearly 160 years in financial planning support.
Northeast Regional Vice President
Equitable Group Retirement
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMH) 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.
VP Regional Sales
M&J Bus, Inc. is a family-owned and operated school bus transportation business based in Old Saybrook, CT. M&J presently serves 24 school districts throughout Connecticut, with over 600 vehicles on the road each day. M&J is known for its commitment to safety and customer service, as well as being a company where its employees are appreciated and love to work.
Chief Operating Officer
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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