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 Academies in Cromwell and Manchester are private special education programs approved by the State Department of Education to serve students with autism, developmental and behavioral disabilities, and other learning disabilities from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.

Ädelbrook’s Transitional Academy in Middletown serves 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.

https://www.adelbrook.org

Contact:
Dale R. Hoyt, Ed.D.
Vice President for Education
dhoyt@adelbrook.org
860-635-8202


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BetterLesson connects K-12 educators with comprehensive professional learning solutions that support implementation and instruction of green-rated curricula for student centered classrooms. Through research-based professional development centered on student outcomes, educators gain the necessary skills to create meaningful student-centered learning experiences that meet all students’ needs. Our comprehensive learning plans incorporate in-person, virtual, group, and self-directed learning experiences throughout the full school year, creating scaffolds of support aligned with how adult learners actually learn. By intentionally aligning professional learning to strategic goals, we enable districts to unlock the full potential of every educator, and thus, every student.

https://betterlesson.com/

Contact:
Suki Shergill
Director of Partnerships
suki.shergill@betterlesson.com
860-878-0047


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Cambridge, 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://cambridgeinternational.org/usa

Contact:
Alan Bernstein
Senior School Development Manager, North USA
alan.bernstein@cambridge.org
(646) 946-6791


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Cartwheel is the trusted mental health partner to schools, delivering rapid access to care for students and helping schools build stronger mental health programs that catch kids before they fall. Our evidence-based mental health program is designed around the entire school community. Our licensed therapists and child psychiatrists are diverse, culturally sensitive, and committed to affordable care for everyone—including uninsured families and those covered by Medicaid. Kids shouldn't just aspire to get out of bed and drag themselves to class. They should be able to experience joy. They deserve to envision and build a life they're excited to live.

Contact:
Maggie Andrulis
School Partnerships Manager
maggie@cartwheelcare.org
(443) 286-6661

www.cartwheelcare.org


College Board logo

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.

www.collegeboard.org

Contact:
Michelle Cosner
Director
K12 State and District Partnerships
(212) 713-8226


Connecticut Behavioral Health, LLC logo

Connecticut Behavioral Health, LLC (CBH) has been a provider of school-based behavioral health and ABA services for over 20 years to school districts across the state. Our Clinical Psychologists, Clinicians, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), and RBTs work with school district personnel to develop research based district-wide behavioral health and ABA programs as well as provide behavioral support to students to keep them in their home-schools. CBH Clinical and Behavioral consultants are highly trained in psychological and behavioral assessment, plan development, and data collection so as to continually monitor progress of student programming and make data informed changes. Our 20 years of experience in providing both direct service and training across the state to school districts, and remaining in school districts year upon year, speaks to the high quality of services that CBH staff bring to each district they support.

www.ctbehavioralhealth.com

Contact:
Dr. Ryan Loss
Executive Director
203-271-1430


Curriculum Associates logo

Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company's products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.

Learn more at www.curriculumassociates.com.

Contact:
Lisa Cattaruzza
Educational Sales Consultant
LCattaruzza@cainc.com
(203) 848-8435


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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.

www.definedlearning.com

Contact:
Brannan Kenny
Vice President of Partnerships
(224) 220-3583


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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.

easterndatacomm.com

Contact:
Gina Marie Kleinhans
Marketing Director
email: gkleinhans@easterndatacomm.com
(201) 457-3311


Econergy is an energy services and renewable energy development company working across the US. As innovators in the energy industry, we offer tailored solutions that leverage renewable options to help school districts reduce energy costs and put that money back into their operating budgets. We help school districts decrease electricity costs, and our biggest savings come through transitioning to clean energy with solar energy systems and electric buses. Additionally, none of our solutions have up-front costs to schools, and we commit to only pursuing projects that have net savings to school districts.

econergy.net

Contact:
Gennifer Geer
Partnerships Coordinator
gennifer@econergy.net
(224) 337-6728


Edmentum logo

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.

www.edmentum.com

Contact:
Don Luby
Partnership Manager - Northeast
Don.Luby@Edmentum.com
617-899-4022


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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.

www.effectiveschoolsolutions.com/

Contact:
Amy Conklin
Director of District Partnerships
email: aconklin@effectiveschoolsolutions.com
(860) 970-2402


Equitable logo

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).

www.equitable.com/educators

Contact:
Michael Linehan
Sr. Vice President
Group Retirement, Tax-Exempt Markets
(860) 921-3825


Evolv Technology logo

Evolv Technology is at the cutting edge of weapons detection, our Evolv Express® uses advanced sensor technology and artificial intelligence to distinguish between weapons and everyday items. It improves security by reliably detecting threats and enables a directed search, leading to a more dignified and respectful screening process that empowers security professionals and enhances the student, faculty and visitor experience.

https://www.evolvtechnology.com/products/evolv-express

Contact:
Alexandra Grullon
Account Executive
agrullon@evolvtechnology.com
646-287-4631


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For nearly three decades, FranklinCovey Education has been a trusted provider of educational leadership development, school systems change management, and career and life readiness solutions. As an evidence-based PK-12 model, Leader in Me enables the creation of a strong learning environment with neuroscience-backed wellness skills and actionable academic and personal support for students in the classroom and staff in the buildin

https://www.franklincovey.com/

Contact:
Ashley Lupinacci
Cient Partner
ashley.lupinacci@franklincovey.com
(203) 530-6087


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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

Follow HMH on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Contact:
Elaine Pipito
East Regional Vice President
Elaine.Pipito@hmhco.com


Hanwha Vision logo

Hanwha Vision offers a comprehensive line of security and video surveillance solutions which include IP cameras that support up to 8K resolution, a video management system, video and audio analytics, multi-sensor technology and device integration with a host of 3rd party application providers. Our intelligent surveillance solutions are used globally, securing people, property and data across a range of industries including retail, transportation, education, banking, healthcare, hospitality, airports and more. 

https://hanwhavisionamerica.com/

Contact:
Paul DuBois
Education Business Development Manager
(850) 445-2586


Trusted Capital Group - Hub International logo - LR

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.
 
Additional Services:
457(b) Retirement Solutions
403(b) Plan Administration
401(a) Teacher/Employee Recruitment & Retention Plan
FICA Alternative Plan Services

www.tcgservices.com

Contact
Randy Feid
Vice President, Business Development
781-364-4996

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Imagine Learning logo

Imagine Learning provides digital-first PreK–12 solutions for core instruction, supplemental and intervention, online courses, and virtual instruction. Our mission is to ignite learning breakthroughs with forward-thinking solutions at the intersection of people, curricula, and technology. We serve over 15 million students — partnering with over half of districts nationwide. Imagine Edgenuity™ is our flagship courseware solution, complemented by Imagine Instructional Services’ virtual teachers. Our core portfolio includes Imagine Learning Twig Science®, Illustrative Mathematics®, and EL Education®. Additionally, a robust supplemental and intervention suite provides personalized instruction for English Language Arts, Spanish Language Arts, math, computer science, and more.

Learn more: imaginelearning.com.

Contact
Erin Connolly
Account Executive  (CT, RI)
erin.connolly@imaginelearning.com
860-990-0239


Just Right Reader logo

Just Right Reader's Science of Reading decodables engage students in authentic phonics practice in the classroom and at home with Classroom Libraries and Take-Home Decodable Packs in English and Spanish. Over 700+ titles align to all phonics curriculums. They are filled with colorful illustrations and diverse characters in relatable stories. Each decodable comes with tools to support classroom implementation and small group instruction. This includes fun video lessons to extend phonics instruction into the home. From pre-emergent through developing readers in upper elementary, Just Right Reader decodables accelerate every student’s journey to confident reading.

justrightreader.com

Contact:
Tracy Purdy
Director of Learning
tracy@justrightreader.com
877-415-7372


New England Science & Sailing logo

New England Science & Sailing is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that uses sailing, marine science, powerboating, and ocean adventure sports as experiential learning platforms to increase K-12 academic outcomes. NESS educators teach in classrooms and on the water, using over 100 proprietary lesson plans tied to school standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards, Ocean Literacy Principles, and Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning standards. NESS is the sole school partner program accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

https://nessf.org/

Contact
Kasey Commander
Director of Marketing & Communications
(860) 535-9362


Oak Hill School logo

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.

www.oakhillct.org

Contact:
Ana Wittig
Chief Administrator
(860) 769-3860


Open Up Resources logo

Open Up Resources is a nonprofit increasing equity in education by making excellent, top-rated curricula freely available to districts as open educational re-sources. We partner with expert curriculum authors to develop the very best curricula and deliver essential implementation support to districts, from professional development to printing. Districts spend more than $5 billion annually on curricula, yet they struggle from a dearth of high-quality, standards-aligned content.

https://www.openupresources.org/

Contact:
Nicole Rizzo
Regional Development Manager
nicole.rizzo@openup.org
203.928.0422


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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.

www.pars.org/

Contact:
Kathryn Cannie
Senior Manager, Eastern Region
(617) 549-6555


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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.

www.rethinked.com

Contact:
John Henyecz
Senior Account Executive
(201) 398-6953


Renaissance logo 2023

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.

Contacts:
Virginia Moran
virginia.moran@renaissance.com

Renee Gotz
renee.gotz@renaissance.com


Yondr logo

Yondr works directly with school leaders, districts and states to turn schools into focused, engaging, and safe spaces for students and educators. Our team plays a pivotal role in making this vision a reality through fostering meaningful partnerships and supporting change in their current student cell phone policies and practices through the use of our patented products. Going phone-free helps students learn without distraction, improve their social and emotional well-being, and give them a much-deserved break from social media.

https://www.overyondr.com/

Contact:
Shannon Godfrey
VP of Partnerships
shannon@overyondr.com
802-777-0336


 

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Shipman & Goodwin LLP has more than 135 attorneys in offices throughout Connecticut and New York. 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.

www.shipmangoodwin.com

Contact:
Thomas B. Mooney, Esq.
Partner


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The UConn Department of Social and Critical Inquiry's Asian American Studies Curriculum Lab is a public facing teaching and research academic center and a leader in state and local advocacy on Asian American affairs and Ethnic Studies education, particularly around PK-12 curriculum design, teacher professional development, and school-community partnerships.

https://asianamerican.uconn.edu/

Contact
Jason Chang
Associate Professor/Director
jason.o.chang@uconn.edu
860-786-8016


UConn's Office of Early College Programs (OECP) logo

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.

https://oecp.uconn.edu

Contact
Christopher Todd
Executive Director, Office of Early College Programs & Early College Experience (OECP)
UConn's Office of Early College Programs (OECP)
christopher.todd@uconn.edu
860-486-8828


Yondr logo

Yondr works directly with school leaders, districts and states to turn schools into focused, engaging, and safe spaces for students and educators. Our team plays a pivotal role in making this vision a reality through fostering meaningful partnerships and supporting change in their current student cell phone policies and practices through the use of our patented products. Going phone-free helps students learn without distraction, improve their social and emotional well-being, and give them a much-deserved break from social media.

https://www.overyondr.com/

Contact:
Andrew Richards
Education Partnerships Representative
andrewrichards@overyondr.com


YMCA logo

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!

www.ct-ri-ymca.org

Contact
Chris Pallato
CEO
Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs
860-670-3261


Zeal Education Group logo

Zeal Education Group is a full-service consulting firm that is fueled by a diverse, nationwide team of superintendents, commissioners, principals, and thought-leaders who are committed to providing fresh solutions to education-industry challenges. We offer customized security audits, strategic planning, financial audits, executive coaching, team building, special education audits, professional development and much more. 

https://www.zeal-ed.com/

Contact
Jeff Melendez
Founder and CEO
jeff@zeal-ed.com
(203) 885-6011


Questions?

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

prorick@capss.org