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.
At Ädelbrook, our goal is to provide each student with a positive, individualized, and highly engaging educational experience. The Ädelbrook Academies are private special education programs approved 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 provides students ages 18–22 with opportunities to develop important life skills through a practical and hands-on approach that fosters each student’s development of self-advocacy, positive choices, financial literacy, vocational skills, 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 educational programs are intentionally designed to help students transition from former environments to one that encourages greater independence within a nurturing, learning community that offers hope and healing.
Dale R. Hoyt, Ed.D.
Vice President for Education
860.635.6010, ext 4301
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.
AtmosAir Solutions is a Fairfield, CT based company and was established in 2004. Our technologies have been installed in over 8,500 facilities including thousands of classrooms and school buildings around the country. It has been extensively tested by 3rd party labs, independent engineering consultants and industry associations. The technologies dramatically reduce (between 95% and 99.2%) harmful contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, mold, allergens, and odors providing a healthier and safer indoor environment for students, teachers, and staff. We have units that can be easily integrated into existing HVAC systems or portable units for areas not services by a central system. School related testimonials and case studies are readily available.
Aura Air developed the world’s smartest air management platform, one that cleanses your indoor air while vigilantly monitoring its quality in real-time. Aura is providing a real-time risk mitigation tool for decision-makers. The Aura technology enables to mitigate risk by overseeing with real-time data the government buildings, schools, hospitals, and public transportation. In addition, the company’s award-winning design and medical-grade technology filters and disinfects indoor air with a simple plug-and-play solution, guaranteed to remove viruses, bacteria, allergens, mold, and VOCs. Aura Air’s abilities have been scientifically proven by Sheba Medical Center (one of the top 10 hospitals in the world) as well as Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratory in California in purifying indoor air from 99.998% of airborne SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A viruses.
Director Government Programs - North America
Bark for Schools is an online safety solution that helps keep students safe online and in real life by monitoring school-issued accounts for potential dangers and mental health concerns. As one of the fastest-growing companies in ed tech, Bark is trusted by more than 3,000 schools and districts across the U.S. to help protect students.
Regional Sales Manager
Benchmark Education Company (BEC) is a leading publisher of core, supplemental, and intervention literacy and language resources in English and Spanish and a provider of exceptional professional development to educators.
Founded in 1998, BEC is an inclusive, innovative publisher, offering equally rigorous and engaging digital, print, and hybrid learning materials. BEC’s effective and research-validated programs offer each unique learner the support they need to grow and succeed. BEC’s content-rich and culturally relevant texts offer instruction in close reading and analysis, social-emotional learning, multiple perspectives, and authentic literature, reflecting the individuality of every student in each diverse classroom and giving them the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in an equally dynamic world.
CCi Voice (https://www.CCiVoice.com) is a full service local telecommunications company with a history of 42 years in the phone business! We offer our own hosted phone service, on-site traditional phone systems, Internet, networking, surveillance cameras, access control & cabling. We have become especially attuned to the unique needs of Connecticut's educational institutions. We know you have to stay up to date with technology while grappling with older infrastructure. We love that challenge! Call or email us; we'd love to hear from you!
Sales@CCi.tel or (203) 372-5500.
Cambridge International, a part of the University of Cambridge, is the world’s largest provider of K-12 curriculum, professional development, and assessments. Offering over 100 subjects, schools have the flexibility to offer this program alongside other curriculum. We have expertise working with English Language Learners and students of varying backgrounds and academic abilities who find success in our core academics, advanced and pre-advanced levels, as well as CTE courses. Cambridge International is another alternative to AP, IB, and dual enrollment where students can earn college credits for advanced course work. Please contact us to learn more: Alan.Bernstein@cambridge.org
Learn more: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/usa/case-studies/
Senior School Development Manager, North USA
The CollegeBoard is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.
Founded in 1900, the CollegeBoard 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.
K12 State and District Partnerships
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 passions and choose a pathway to a promising future.
Vice President of Partnerships
Dell's Education Purchase Program is here to support parents, students, and educators as they seek out the best technology for home use. We have various programs and benefits in place to make this a easy process while also providing savings and benefits to your district, school, or PTA program. Please contact Mitzi_Neville@dell.com to get more information on setting up your campus or district with the program. CAPSS members can access your benefits at www.dell.com/mpp/CAPSS.
Strategic Account Manager
Digital BackOffice offers managed network services with Service Level Guarantees and 24x7 support from our in-state network ops center. Procurement, configuration, installation and support services are available for cybersecurity, private fiber wide area and local networks, hosted Voice Over IP, and integration with CEN and PSDN. Cybersecurity options include perimeter firewall, XDR endpoint protection, phishing mitigation and multi-factor authentication. DBO can supplement your internal IT staff with a team of experienced network engineers at a fixed cost. Many of our services are eligible for E-Rate discounts!
Vice President, Public Sector Sales & Marketing
(203) 874-5545 Ext. 118
Eastern DataComm is a full-service safety and communications firm with over 200 years of combined experience. Our story begins in 1988 when we opened our doors for business in Hackensack, New Jersey. Our focus since then has been singular - to help school districts, businesses, and municipalities keep their communities connected and protected. Over the past 30+ years, we’ve established ourselves as experts in the areas of:
- Lockdown and emergency notification
- Video surveillance *Access control
- VoIP phone systems (Premise, Hosted, & Hybrid)
- Bell and clock controllers
- Paging systems
- Data networking (LAN and WAN)
- Wireless networking and structured wiring
Collectively, we have the answers to your technology questions. Turn to our team of experienced advisors and technicians for customized solutions that improve the way you communicate and how you safeguard your community.
Eastern DataComm solutions are ESCNJ, NASPO (WSCA), Sourcewell, and PEPPM certified.
Gina Marie Kleinhans
Edmentum is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through research-based digital curriculum, interim assessments, and educational consulting. We are committed to delivering rigorous, research-based curricula that is aligned to the most up-to-date state or national standards and designed to engage all students.
Partnership Manager - Northeast
ESS partners with school districts to help them implement culturally inclusive mental health and behavioral support programs that improve care, strengthen outcomes, address trauma, and maintain students in their home district. 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
Your commitment never falters. Neither will ours.
We have always known our children's success comes down to you. Together we can help empower you and your employees to pursue their vision of retirement - from big outdoor adventures to ones a little closer to home.
Equitable is not only the No.1 leader in providing retirement solutions to CT educators, but we also are a leader in providing educational content on the public student loan forgiveness program, woman-in-leadership seminars, financial wellness programs, and in providing non-product comprehensive financial education.
Equitable advisors are Certified Retirement Education Specialists (CRES) by the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA), a sister organization of the American Retirement Association (ARA).
Northeast Regional Vice President
FranklinCovey Education is one of the world’s most prominent and trusted providers of educational leadership development, school culture, and change management.
Our comprehensive solutions help schools address common challenges such as: Learning Recovery, Educator Wellness & Efficacy, Family Engagement, Leadership Development, School Improvement, and Student College, Career & Life Readiness. How to Close Academic Gaps using the "4 Disciplines of Execution" | Watch Replay & Claim your Free Book!
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
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East Regional Vice President
Trusted Capital Group (TCG), a HUB International Company provides valuable investment, retirement, and financial education solutions. We are experts at meeting the unique needs of school district leaders facing a growing workforce, shrinking budgets and stringent state standards. Our services include:
Superintendent Wellness Programs - Specialized contract consulting and financial planning for school district leaders
School District Financial Wellness Programs - We offer education tools with access to financial coaches to assist your employees combined with a robust financial virtual education consultation assistance.
457(b) Retirement Solutions
403(b) Plan Administration
401(a) Teacher/Employee Recruitment & Retention Plan
FICA Alternative Plan Services
Vice President, Business Development
• FICA Alternative Plan Services
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.
Mutualink is a powerful, automated emergency response platform that delivers an array of hyperconnected voice, video, data & IoT solutions. Mutualink’s invitation-based platform, seamlessly delivers instant, real-time response, cross-agency collaborative information sharing and improved situational awareness to help first responders and law enforcement save time and lives. Mutualink is certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act for interoperable communications, based on FEMA’s National Incident Management System (NIMS).
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 14,000 texts in our platform and 10 new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose.
Regional Marketing 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.
Paper partners with school districts to put achievement within every student’s reach with equitable access to academic support. Students get unlimited, 24/7 tutoring, teachers get support tackling individual learning gaps, and administrators get actionable data to inform strategic decisions. Paper’s specialized tutors deliver on-demand, 1:1 help in and out of the classroom in multiple languages across all K-12 subject areas—so students always have access to expert help exactly when, where, and how they need it.
Event Planning Coordinator
Since 1984, PARS has worked exclusively with school districts and other public agencies to design and implement retirement solutions that address specific organizational and budgetary needs. We are the national leader in customized, locally controlled voluntary separation incentives and administer one of the largest OPEB trust programs in New England.
Senior Manager, Eastern Region
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
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.
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.
Twin Lakes Consulting was founded to support both public and independent schools in Connecticut. We specialize in school business management, human resources, and information technology services.
Services provided include:
- School Business Manager Services
- EFS Reporting/ Audit Services
- Human Resources
- School Financial Reconciliation Services
- Information Technology Professional Services
- Multi-Year Technology Planning
UConn's Office of Early College Programs (OECP) provides students with meaningful academic engagement to enrich their experience in high school and support their transition into college. OECP offers educational opportunities at the high school (Early College Experience), in University classrooms (Dual Enrollment), and through on-campus residential summer programs (Pre-College Summer and First Summer). OECP’s largest program, UConn Early College Experience (ECE), established in 1955, is the nation's longest running concurrent enrollment program and is accredited by The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. UConn ECE allows high school students to take UConn courses at their high schools for both high school and college credit. UConn ECE supports approximately 14,000 Connecticut high school students in over 180 partner high school schools with teachers who have been certified by the University of Connecticut to teach UConn courses. Every course taken through UConn ECE is equivalent to the same course at the University of Connecticut. Students benefit by taking college courses in a setting that is both familiar and conducive to learning, and moreover prepares them academically and culturally for the world that awaits them.
Executive Director, Office of Early College Programs & Early College Experience (OECP)
UConn's Office of Early College Programs (OECP)
Vector Solutions helps school and district leaders address many complex issues through our user-friendly, online K-12 education technology solutions. Our award-winning school management software will help you cost-effectively and efficiently manage your Training and Professional Growth, Facilities and Operations, and Safety and Risk Management needs, district-wide. Our subscription-based K-12 education software programs are proven to help busy administrators save time and money, but most importantly, they can help make your schools even safer and more effective for students, staff, and parents.
K12 Director of Sales
The CT Alliance of YMCAs is comprised of 21 YMCAs including 36 branches and over 193 program sites. Each YMCA is volunteer led. The Alliance is a powerful advocate for the needs of children, families, and individuals in communities throughout Connecticut.
As a charitable organization, YMCAs across Connecticut exist to strengthen communities. The work the Y does every day with thousands of men, women and children ensures everyone — regardless of age, gender, income or background — has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive!
Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs
The Zeal Education Group was founded as a consulting firm to inspire fresh solutions to education-industry challenges. Our team is not only exceptionally qualified to provide the services we offer, but we are zealous about the work we do. We guarantee you will be satisfied with the results.
Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in a Partnership with CAPSS may initiate inquiries with:
Paulien K. Rorick
Staff Associate for Digital Communications
(860) 236-8640 x170