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

ESS (Diamond Partner)
Contact Names: Liz de Wet, Dan Mclaughlin, and Doug Snyder
9202 S. Northshore Dr., Suite 200, Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone: 704-770-6719 | 609-923-2403 | 856-298-2364

ESS is the largest dedicated provider of substitute staffing and management to the K-12 education market. Our team is fully committed to supporting over 750 school districts in 29 states, including Georgia, by recruiting, hiring, training, placing and managing daily, long-term, virtual, and permanent substitute personnel. We provide each of our partners an innovative, all-inclusive staffing management program designed to eliminate administrative burdens while providing transparent reporting of performance, elevating student achievement, and supporting the local community. At ESS, it’s not just about staffing. It’s about investing time, personnel, and resources so you can focus on your primary goal of delivering quality education.

Proximity Learning (Silver Partner)
Contact Name: Jim Frenchak
13507 Mahogany Pl., Chesterfield, VA 23832
Phone: 804-302-3140 or 804-739-0728

Proximity Learning provides highly qualified, certified, Master Teachers with more than five years teaching experience, streamed live into your “in-person” classrooms. Our teachers use your curriculum and an easy format to engage with each student in the classroom. We can also provide teachers for your Virtual Schools and remote instruction.

In the past 10 years, we have served Georgia School Districts with teachers in Core Subjects, World Languages, AP, ESL, Credit Recovery, Title I, SPED, and Electives.

Come see me at the Proximity Learning booth and drop your business card in the bowl to have a chance to win a Kindle Fire.

American Fidelity (Bronze Partner)
Contact Names: Jimmy Jackson, Mark Cisneros
900 Circle 75 Pkwy Suite 1340 Atlanta GA 30339
Email: or
Phone: 800-639-0850 or 7770-851-6990

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 benefits 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.

Arista Consulting (Bronze Partner)
Contact Name: Amy Mullvain
4500 N. Point Pkwy, Suite 250 Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 678-533-6040

We lead people to financial security, and we do it at their place of business because most people do all their financial planning at work.

Campus Benefits (Bronze Partner)
Contact Names: Carra D. Johnson
Director of Strategic Services
2 Ravinia Drive, Suite 1500   Atlanta, GA   30346
Phone: 770-262-0604

Campus Benefits is a full-service employee benefits brokerage/consulting and compliance firm serving public school entities throughout the southeast. Contact 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 Haddix
1 Horace Mann Plaza D203 Springfield, IL 62715
1258 Patridge Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27106
Phone: 614-425-8870

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 GASPA member.

Kelly Education (Bronze Partner)
Contact Names: Bobby Schorr, Jason Yohn, and Al Teixeira
999 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 480084
Phone: 478-733-9263
Email:,, or

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.

Mark III Brokerage, Inc.
Contact Name: Gloria Camp and Bruce Raper
300 W Watauga Ave; Johnson City, TN 37604
Email: or
Phone: 706-491-0993 or 252-717-5945

Since 1973, Mark III Brokerage, Inc. has been a family-owned and operated licensed Brokerage & Consulting firm. Our mission is to provide the best-in-class products, medical consulting, and voluntary benefits to public sector clients across the southeastern United States. With over 50 full-time trusted employees, we maintain offices in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, and Virginia. Over the last 48 years, we have become one of the largest Independent Public Sector Brokers in the markets where we compete. Mark III’s customer base is comprised of public-school systems, county governments, municipalities/townships, and local authorities. Currently, we serve over 150 public sector clients and insure over 250,000 employees. We hold a depth understanding of public sector employees and are qualified to evaluate, design, implement, manage, and enhance your overall benefits program as well as maintain happy and healthy employees.

PowerSchool (Bronze Partner)
Contact Names: David Michalove, Amie Briggs, and Fred Scott
150 Parkshore Dr. Folsom, CA 35630
Phone: 678-640-2626
Email:,, or

PowerSchool is the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America. Its mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their full potential, in their way. PowerSchool, widely recognized as the most comprehensive suite of mission-critical K-12 education solutions, connects students, teachers, administrators, and parents, with the shared goal of improving student learning outcomes. From the front office to the classroom to the home, it helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, learning, grading, attendance, assessment, analytics, state reporting, special education, student registration, talent, finance, and human resources. PowerSchool supports over 45 million students and 12,000+ districts, schools, and other education institutions in over 90 countries.

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TeacherReady (Bronze Partner)
Contact Name: Dr. Sarah Miller and Chris Miller
350 W. Cedar St Suite 300 Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-898-3949

TeacherReady® is an online teacher certification program that takes only 9 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.

Totem Solutions (Bronze Partner)
Contact Name: Annette Griffin
6655 Town Sq., Suite 250, Alpharetta, GA
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 multipronged communications strategy

Totem.  Be there for everyone.

Verifent (Bronze Partner)
Contact Names: Rob Holloway and Lance Dillard
1312 17th Street, Suite 536 Denver, CO 80202
Email: or
Phone: 833-786-7339 or 833-786-7339 ext. 700

Verifent provides verification solutions for K-12 districts, eliminating risk verification processes.

Friends of GASPA Partners

Alexander & Company
Contact Name:
Dale Alexander
291 Heritage Walk, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: 404-202-5428

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 – 14,000 employees, our firm knows the unique challenges schools face.  Our proven approach to benefits is unique, as our main focus is in creating 7 Outcomes, we believe every school system deserves.

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

Background Investigation Bureau, LLC
Contact Names: Jennifer Drake
9710 Northcross Center Ct. Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: 704-439-3900 Ext. 122

Background Investigation Bureau 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: Earl Ellis and Russell Jump
336 Peachtree Circle; Douglas, GA 31533
Email: or
Phone: Earl: 912-282-8302 or Russell: 912-389-2961

Employee benefits.

Contact Names: Pamela Kirkpatrick
1342 Hwy 254 P.O. Box 1789 Cleveland, GA 30528
Phone: 706-969-8086

ComplianceDirector is a web-based training and records retention system developed by Pioneer RESA to support districts with annual mandated trainings. 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 trainings and streamlines the records retention process.

Eagle Advantage Solutions, Inc.
Contact Names: April Cheatwood and Julie Hamilton
133 Parkwood Circle; Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770-301-0493

Applicant Fingerprinting Systems.

Frontline Education
Contact Names:
  Tony Eubanks and Ramona Latis
1400 Atwater Dr   Malvern, PA   19355
Phone: 866-504-8222

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.

Contact Names: Tarique Haque and Dr. Patti Reed
3353 Peachtree Rd Suite 550 Atlanta, GA 30236
Phone: 470-355-7107 or 770-330-8057

Intalage, as a designated sponsor of the Exchange Visitor Program, providing international teachers in all critical areas such as mathematics, science, special education, and foreign languages to public schools, K-12 in the U.S. Intalage is dedicated to assisting schools and educational organizations ensure that their students and employees are global-conscious citizens.

Modified Logic, Inc.
Contact Names: Ashley Jackson
130 N. Preston Rd. Suite 100; Prosper, TX 78078
Phone: 214-403-2977

With over 20 years of experience, Modified Logic Inc has a proven record of providing the highest level of support and exceptional services for Laserfiche clients across multiple different industries. From initial deployments and expansion initiatives to providing responsive support and continuous maintenance – Modified Logic provides everything you need to ensure a successful Laserfiche implementation.

Sharecare, Inc.
Contact Name:
  Denise Dym
255 E. Paces Ferry Rd. NE, Suite 700; Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 470-381-4426

The Be Well SHBP well-being program is a benefit available to eligible employees and covered spouses; be rewarded for engaging in healthy activities! Visit to register.

Contact Name:
  Kelley Stone
429 S. Main St; Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435-755-4800 ext. 103

Founded as the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University in 1995, 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. has forged ahead implementing research-based practices to improve recruiting, training, and retention efforts in school districts throughout the United States.

The Leadership School
Contact Name:
  Dr. Mark Wilson
1413 Cedar Drive; Madison, GA 30650
Phone: 706-474-2454

The Leadership School is a community of leaders learning together. At we: Learning Live: New shows every Tuesday, presented LIVE and recorded for later viewing as well. Learning On-Demand: Access to Hundreds of Exclusive Videos! Access to full courses as well as Short ‘How To…’ Videos & TED Talks by School Leaders. Curated, original content that’s easy to find and available 24-7/365! Learning with others: Connections to other leaders through a robust community of learners and many options on how to connect. Learning In-Person: Registration to LeaderFest 22, an in-person event, June 12-14, 2022. Learning Through Reading: Sign up for any or all of our Book Clubs. We provide the book and a space for you to take part in a Book Study with other leaders, including a visit from the author. Inspirations for Learning and Leading: Upon request and registration, we’ll send you a daily, one-minute inspiration to help you begin your day and encourage you in your leadership journey. Learning About Ideas and Public Speaking: Enrollment in the TED-Masterclass comes to you at no additional charge. Learn the secrets of preparing for and delivering your own talk. Documentation of Your Learning: Your own learning transcript, available for download at any time. Learning Your Way: Once you’re enrolled, you have full access to it all! Learn when you want, how you want, and with whom you want. You make the choices. Support for Your Learning: Our staff at The Leadership School are available to help you find what you’re looking for and to help you enhance your learning experience at the school.

Troops to Teachers (GaPSC)
Contact Name:
  Bradley Golub
Georgia Professional Standards Commission   200 Piedmont Ave   Suite 1702   Atlanta, GA   30334
Email: or
Phone: 404-232-2591

Georgia Professional Standard Commission (GaPSC) is the state agency responsible for the preparation, certification, and professional conduct of educators and educator candidates in Georgia. The GaPSC Certification Division, supported by a federal grant awarded by the Department of Defense, launched a Troops to Teachers program tasked with attracting and recruiting transitioning service members into teaching, as well as offer ongoing support to the program participants from start to finish.

GASPA Business Partners Not Able To Attend

American College of Education
Contact Names:
Taylor Ingles and Darryl Brown
101 West Ohio Street Suite 1200; Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 844-734-7392 or 844-202-7731 ext. 4481

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.

Ultimate Kronos Group
Contact Names:
Keith Martin and Stephanie Heath
900 Chelmsford St. Lowell, MA 01851
Email: or
Phone: 678-848-1646 or 416-990-7093

Every K-12 employee plays an important role in student achievement — so our innovative Kronos for K-12 Education solutions are designed to create time and attendance efficiencies that let you spend less time on administrative processes and more time on academics and programs.