Thank you to all our partners who help us provide the best Human Capital Management Practices.

Upbeat (Platinum Partner)
Contact Names: Kate Chizek and Dr. Brenda Tanner
Emails: kate@teachupbeat.com
Phone: 319-721-4877

Upbeat works with K-12 districts across the country to administer a research-grounded survey to elevate teacher engagement and retention by fostering strong school environments. Founded and led by former educators, we bring together data scientists, technologists, and experienced former school leaders to deliver a research-backed solution. Our surveys paired with tailored toolkits and intervention strategies, surface real-time insights so that principals and district leaders are able to better understand and uncover the conditions affecting employee morale and establish actionable plans to improve teacher and staff retention.

eFMLA, Inc. (Diamond Partner)
Contact Names: Scott MacDonald
Emails: scott@macdonaldhr.com
Phone: 860-604-2468

FMLA leave management.

ESS / Proximity Learning (Diamond Partner)
Contact Names:
Liz de Wet
Email: ldewet@ess.com
Phone: 704-770-6719

Dan McLaughlin
Email: dmclaughlin@ess.com
Phone: 609-923-2403

Doug Snyder
Email: dsynder@ess.com
Phone:
 856-298-2364

Jim Frenchak
Email: jfrenchak@proxlearn.com
Phone: 804-302-3140

Eric Frenchak
Email: efrenchak@proxlearn.com
Phone: 804-240-3064

9202 S. Northshore Dr., Suite 200, Knoxville, TN 37922

ESS is the leading personnel and management solution for districts. The company provides a comprehensive program that streamlines administrative operations, improves technology performance, and places high-quality substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff in over 800 districts nationwide. This full-service program gives these districts more resources and stronger classroom support, elevating student achievement and educational equity. For over 10 years, Proximity Learning has been making it easier for districts to connect their students with the teachers they deserve. We remove unnecessary barriers between students and teachers through our live-streaming virtual classroom, enabling young learners to receive a more equitable education.

PowerSchool (Diamond Partner)
Contact Names:
Todd Greenberg – Email: todd.greenberg@powerschool.com
David Michalove – Email: david.michalove@powerschool.com
Bree Mickelson – Email: bree.mickelson@powerschool.com
Kris Lurz – Email: kris.lurz@powerschool.com

150 Parkshore Dr. Folsom, CA 35630
Phone: 678-640-2626

At PowerSchool, we believe in the simple truth that every student deserves the best opportunities in life. That’s why our mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. From the back office to the classroom to the home, PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, learning, grading, attendance, assessment, analytics, reporting, special education, talent, finance, and HR.

Visit www.powerschool.com to learn more.

Clear Concept Consulting Group (Gold Partner)
Contact Name: Eric Kiesshauer
3160 Main St., Suite 101, Duluth, Ga 30096
Email: ek@clearconcepts.net
Phone: 678-338-4838

HR and Employee Benefits Consulting.

Mark III Brokerage, Inc. (Silver Partner)
Contact Names:
Gloria Camp
Email: gloria@markiiieb.com
Phone: 706-491-0993

Bruce Raper
Email: bruce@markiiieb.com
Phone: 252-717-5945

300 W Watauga Ave; Johnson City, TN 37604

Since 1973, Mark III Brokerage, Inc. has been a family-owned and operated licensed Brokerage & Consulting firm. Currently, we serve over 150 public sector clients and insure over 250,000 employees throughout Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.  We provide best-in-class voluntary benefits and medical consulting to public sector clients while understanding and evaluating the needs and desires of their employees.  Mark III is qualified to evaluate, design, implement, manage, and enhance your overall benefits program.  We are committed to becoming Your Trusted Benefits Partner. 

TeacherReady (Silver Partner)
Contact Name: Dr. Sarah Miller and Chris Miller
350 W. Cedar St Suite 300 Pensacola, FL 32502
Email: sarah.miller@studereducation.com
Phone: 850-525-6216

TeacherReady® is an online teacher certification program that takes only 12 months to complete. TeacherReady® is CAEP accredited through the Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida and state-approved.  This revolutionary online program provides the knowledge, skills, and practice necessary to be a successful teacher in today’s classrooms. The program consists of coursework, fieldwork, and exams (FTCEs and GACE Subject Area).  Coursework is all online, flexible, and affordable.  Fieldwork is job-embedded for teachers and paraeducators. Student loans, military scholarships, and monthly payments are available. We also partner with school districts that want to create Grow Your Own programs and use ESSER funds to scholarship their para-educators’ certification.

American Fidelity (Bronze Partner)
Contact Names: Jimmy Jackson
900 Circle 75 Pkwy Suite 1340 Atlanta GA 30339
Email: james.jackson@americanfidelity.com
Phone: 770-851-6990

American Fidelity has more than 50 years of experience supporting school employers, and we understand that maintaining a competitive program within the ever-changing benefits landscape can be overwhelming. This is why we believe employee benefit design and delivery should be simple. Our goal is to provide employers and employees with benefits and services that add value, while also helping employers control costs.

Brentwood Services Administrators (Bronze Partner)
Contact Names:
Kelly White – Email: kelly.white@bwood.com
Cheryl Hill – Email: cheryl.hill@bwood.com
John Smitherman – Email: john.smitherman@bwood.com

PO Box 572 Florence, AL 35631-0572
Phone: (800) 524-0604

Brentwood provides third-party administration services for many GA self-insured school districts.

Campus Benefits (Bronze Partner)
Contact Names:

Carra D. Johnson
Email: cjohnson@campusbenefits.com
Phone: 770-262-0604

Jake Tupper
Email: jtupper@campusbenefits.com
Phone: 678-314-8048

2 Ravinia Drive, Suite 1500   Atlanta, GA   30346

Campus Benefits is a full-service employee benefits brokerage/consulting and compliance firm serving public school entities throughout the southeast. Contact together@campusbenefits.com to schedule an appointment and/or visit with our exhibit team during this year’s conference to discover the many ways we can serve your school district.  Together we’re US.

Horace Mann (Bronze Partner)
Contact Names: Ryan Haddiz
1 Horace Mann Plaza D203, Springfield, IL 62715
Phone: 614-425-8870
Email: ryan.haddix@horacemann.com

Founded in 1945, Horace Mann offers affordable auto and home insurance, as well as retirement strategies and financial wellness education. We understand the educational community and are committed to providing practical solutions to help address the challenges members face every day — in and out of the classroom. Our solutions can help make your job easier and support you as a member.

Intalage (Bronze Partner)
Contact Name: Dr. Patti Reed
3353 Peachtree Rd. Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30326
Email: pattiereed1019@gmail.com

Certified international teacher placement.

Kelly Education (Bronze Partner)
Contact Names:
Alyson Cozart
Email: alyson.cozart@kellyservices.com
Phone: 478-283-4092

Bobby Schorr
Email: bobby.schorr@kellyservices.com
Phone: 478-733-9263

999 W Big Beaver Rd   Troy, MI   480084

At Kelly Education, we believe TALENT is the key to facing the challenges inherent in our education system. We’re the largest and most trusted source for education talent solutions, serving thousands of organizations and millions of students across the United States for more than 22 years. From substitute educators to school nurses, our innovative workforce solutions are designed to address all areas of your organization—powering the future of learning. As a workforce solutions provider, our goal is to become an extension of your district, working alongside your schools, principals, and teachers. We fill your classrooms, strengthen the quality of substitute teachers, remove the administrative burden from your team, and contain costs while using powerful data analytics for insight into the impact of absences on your district.

primeBENEFITS (Bronze Partner)
Contact Name: Joe Stone
Email: joe.stone@primeforcetech.com
Phone: 770-543-0468

primeBENEFITS is a customized SaaS solution for K-12 benefit enrollment and benefits administration with payroll health, life, disability, retirement, Flexible Spending Accounts, COBRA/HIPPA connectivity, and Human Resource components for total Benefit Administration. primeBenefits is an easy-to-use system that offers employees and employers a real-time interface with customizable features.

Red Rover (Bronze Partner)
Contact Name: Ben Allston
559 W Uwchlan Ave, suite 200, Exton, PA 19341
Email: benallston@redroverk12.com
Phone: 610-420-3510

Absence Management Software.

Sharecare/Be Well SHBP (Bronze Partner)
Contact Name: Denise Dym
255 E Paces Ferry Rd NE, Ste 700, Atlanta, GA 30305-2267
Email: denise.dym@sharecare.com

Sharecare is your one-stop-shop for learning how to adapt and monitor new health habits by providing the tools and resources you need on the go. Sharecare administers the “Be Well SHBP well-being program” on behalf of the State of GA for eligible SHBP members.

Friends of GASPA Partners

AIG Retirement Services
Contact Name:
Jamie Story
125 Plantation Centre Dr. Suite 200   Macon, GA   31210
Email: jamie.story@aig.com  
Phone: 478-405-5005

Working with you to achieve your long-term goals is what AIG Retirement Services is all about. We call it being FutureFIT® — Freedom. Individually Tailored®. It’s about owning your future and enjoying life the way you want. We’ve helped millions of individuals plan and save for the future they envision. And we can help you. Our goal is to build your confidence in your future.

Alexander & Company
Contact Name:
Dale Alexander
291 Heritage Walk, Woodstock, GA 30188
Email: dalealexander@alexanderandcompany.com
Phone: 404-202-5428

Employee Benefit Advisors

Celebrating 26+ years, Alexander & Company is a full-service, independent employee benefits advisor working exclusively with public school systems. With dozens of school system clients, ranging from 30 – to 14,000 employees, our firm knows the unique challenges schools face.  Our proven approach to benefits is unique, as our main focus is on creating 7 Outcomes, we believe every school system deserves.

For a Benefits Comparison Survey, detailing your benefits to numerous other systems, please contact us.

American College of Education
Contact Name:
Taylor Ingles
101 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Suite 1200
Email: taylor.ingles@ace.edu
Phone: 844-734-7395

The mission of American College of Education is to deliver high-quality, affordable, and accessible online programs grounded in evidence-based content and relevant application. We prepare graduates to serve, lead, and achieve personal and professional goals in diverse, evolving communities.

Background Investigation Bureau, LLC.
Contact Name: Jennifer Drake
9710 Northcross Center Ct., Huntersville, NC 28078
Email: jdrake@bib.com
Phone: 704-439-3900 ext 122

BIB is a full-service background screening firm. Our mission is to help customers create safer environments and protect what matters by delivering innovative technology solutions.

Colonial Life
Contact Names:
Russell Jump
Email: russell.jump@coloniallifesales.com
Phone: 912-389-2961

Earl Ellis
Email: earellis@coloniallifesales.com
Phone: 912-282-8302

336 Peachtree Circle, Douglas, GA 31533

Employee benefits company.

ComplianceDirector
Contact Names: Pamela Kirkpatrick
1342 Hwy 254 P.O. Box 1789 Cleveland, GA 30528
Email: pamela.kirkpatrick@pioneerresa.org
Phone: 706-969-8086

ComplianceDirector is a web-based training and records retention system developed by Pioneer RESA to support districts with annual mandated training. ComplianceDirector currently offers 14 GA standard modules on topics such as Mandated Reporting, Suicide Awareness, and Prevention, McKinney-Vento, FERPA, etc. We also develop custom modules upon request. ComplianceDirector offers a great, low-cost alternative to face-to-face training and streamlines the records retention process.

Eagle Advantage Solutions, Inc.
Contact Names:
April Cheatwood
Email: april.cheatwood@eagleadvanatage.com

Julie Hamilton
Email: julie.hamilton@eagleadvantage.com

133 Parkwood Circle; Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770-834-5283

Public Safety / Live Scan Finger Printing System Vendor

FirstNet
Contact Names:

Landon Pate
Email: lp8150@att.com
Phone: 770-329-2451

Jeremy Hall
Email: jh369v@att.com
Phone: 229-292-3729

Mitchell Shafer
Travis Sperry

208 S. Akard St.

FirstNet is THE dedicated wireless communications ecosystem built with and for first responders. It provides so much more than just the ability to make and receive calls. Together with first responders, we are working to make your communications simpler, faster, and more direct so you can focus on what’s important.

Frontline Education
Contact Names:
Ramona Latsis
Email: flatis@frontlineed.com
Phone: 484-328-4240

Alexa Vecchio
Email: avecchio@frontlineed.com
Phone: 610-727-0318

1400 Atwater Dr   Malvern, PA   19355

Frontline Education is a leading provider of school administration software and services purpose-built for K-12 to support the growth of people and optimize the management of processes. With solutions for human capital management, student management, and business operations, Frontline partners with school systems to deliver tools, data and insights for greater efficiency, productivity, and performance resulting in more time for initiatives that matter to the education community.

Georgia Troops to Teachers
Contact Name: Bradley Golub
Email: bradley.golub@gapsc.com, trooptoteachers@gapsc.com
Phone: 404-232-2591 or 678-372-9250

The Georgia Troops to Teachers team is dedicated to assisting transitioning service members with meeting the requirements necessary to become a teacher and to assist with finding employment as a teacher.  We would love the opportunity to help fill your vacant positions with an eligible service member!

interviewstream
Contact Name:
  Caroline Chessia
101 N Wacker Dr. Suite 110
Email: cchessia@interviewstream.com

interviewstream empowers K12 districts to more effectively screen and select teacher candidates. Through our video interviewing and scheduling platform you will be able to reach 30% more candidates while cutting your time interviewing by more than half.

NFP
Contact Names:

Johnathan Shaw
Email: johnathan.shaw@nfp.com
Phone: 770-713-8375

Cindy Drury
Email: cindy.drury@nfp.com
Phone: 912-269-2619

351 Washington Avenue, Suite 120, Marietta, Ga 30060

Employee benefits.

RDA Systems
Contact Name:

Dave Davis – Email: dedavis@rdasys.com
Phone: 770-906-4950

RDA has created the School District Suite, an integral online solution to make the administration of small school districts easier by offering a single place where administrators and employees access all their Financial, Procurement, and Workforce Management needs.

Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center
Contact Name:

Pat Merrill – Email: patmerril@aol.com 

Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center has three locations in metro Atlanta.  There are five Neurosurgeons and two Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians offering a comprehensive range of services.  See more at www.polarisspine.com.

STEDI
Contact Name:
  Kelley Stone
429 S. Main St; Logan, UT 84321
Email: kelley.stone@stedi.org
Phone: 435-755-4800 ext. 103

Founded as the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University in 1995, STEDI.org provides research-based training materials and services designed to improve student achievement when students are taught by a substitute teacher and to assist those who manage substitute teachers. STEDI.org has forged ahead by implementing research-based practices to improve recruiting, training, and retention efforts in school districts throughout the United States.

Totem Solutions
Contact Names:

Annette Griffin
Email: annette@totemsolutions.com

Melissa Fogle
Email: melissa@totemsolutions.com

6655 Town Sq Suite 250, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Email: annette@totemsolutions.com , geoff@totemsolutions.com
Phone: 770-295-1607

In a world where the standard approach to benefits really only benefits a few… someone had to make it easier for you to take care of everyone in your organization.   With Totem, you really can be there for everyone, and that means No cookie-cutter solutions – because no one should have to squeeze their organization into a program that was designed for someone else. No unanswered questions – because no employee should be left in the dark when it comes to their benefits, and neither should you. No having to go it alone – because no one has enough hours in the day to be their own support team, call center, IT department, and trusted benefits advisor.

How we Help

Handled with care – customer service above and beyond what anyone else provides

Never not in touch – high touch support model for the benefits staff and the employees

Thinking outside the benefits box – creative benefits portfolio design

Saving the day – highly specialized administration, custom client reporting, HRIS and payroll system integration, end-to-end ACA reporting, and absence management

1-800-AWESOME concierge Benefits Service Center with a multipronged communications strategy

Totem.  Be there for everyone.

TRSGA
Contact Names:

Candice Jackson
Email: candice.jackson@trsga.com

Winston Buckley
Email: winston.buckley@trsga.com

2 Northside 75, suite 100, Atlanta, Ga 30318

Teachers Retirement System of Georgia.