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We help schools create awesome social media. #SocialSchool4EDU offers full management of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Other services include training, consulting, and seminars on social media for students, staff, and parents.

Andrea Gribble, Owner
(715) 205-0429

Heidi Feller, CIO
(608) 393-0471


We help school leaders tell the story of every student with mobile apps, websites, and our Thrillshare platform which allows a school to update all of their communication channels with one click.

Casey Mikula, Director of Sales
(479) 221-2417


Wisconsin schools count on Baird for financial advice and services that consider both their students' needs and the bottom line. That's because Baird has the proven understanding, breadth of experience and clients first philosophy to create financial solutions that address each school's unique needs. It's why Baird has advised and underwritten more Wisconsin school issues that any other firm.

Mike Clark, Director
(414) 765-3801

Debby Schufletowski, School Business Specialist
(715) 552-3567

CG Schmidt, Inc

Construction Management, Design-Build, General Contracting and Pre-Referendum Planning Services

Dan Davis, Executive Vice President
(414) 577 1033

Sarah Dunn, Director - Client Strategies
(608) 630-3075

Code To The Future

Code To The Future provides a comprehensive Computer Science solution fully integrated into Grades K-8. Computer science is immersed throughout the day with a pathway to code in Java by 4th grade. We started the first full immersion computer science elementary school in the nation and our work was recognized by the White House in a press release.

Jacob Makuvire, VP of Partnerships
(214) 263-2932

Construction Business Group

CBG is a trade organization that, among other things, assists the Wisconsin Operating Engineers and construction contractors with workforce development and youth outreach to build strong futures for Wisconsin students interested in a career in the construction industry.  CBG promotes the Operating Engineers Pre-Apprenticeship Program, which is offered through Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, the new CTE-focused online charter high school.

Cindy Worden, DCA Academic Admin 9-12
(920) 382-2641

Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind.

Kaitlyn Fazekas, Partnerships Specialist
(312) 608-4226

Josh Truman, Educational Partnerships Director
(847) 644-4168

DreamBox Learning Inc

DreamBox Learning is an adaptive, online K-8 math program designed to complement classroom instruction and proven to positively impact student outcomes. Combining a motivating, game-like environment with a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum, it responds to learners’ actions and decisions by continuously adapting to support student competency with math concepts, and promoting strategies for fluency and application. DreamBox empowers educators with real-time academic insights to better inform instruction, and professional development based on student data and delivered right when they need it most.

Jeff Enoch, Director of Sales Operations
(877) 451-7845

Mike Sarmiento, Senior Account Executive
(877) 451-7845 Ext 509

Education Elements

Education Elements works with states, districts, and schools to build and support dynamic learning environment that meets the needs of every learner, today and tomorrow. We support districts with Personalized Learning, Competency-Based Education, Strategy Development, Leadership and Capacity Building, Curriculum Strategy, OER Adoption, and Instructional Model Design.

Lindsey Oh, Associate Partner
(404) 771-5020

Education Solutions Services

Education Solutions Services is a leading educational management firm specializing in full service, cost effective management of substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and support personnel for school districts.

Fred Clark, Vice President of Sales
(913) 609-0060

Ron Glisk, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing
(267) 607-5125

Eppstein Uhen Architects

Our mission is to provide our clients with architectural design and service that go far beyond the norm – with our unique complement of design skills, knowledge depth and client-centered attitude. We partner with our clients throughout the design and building process, forging relationships that guarantee the success of your project long after it has become a reality.

Kit Dailey, Engagement Specialist

Chris Michaud, Senior Design Architect
(414) 271-5350

Forecast5 Analytics

Forecast5 delivers relevant and focused analytic solutions to schools, cities, and county governments.  Combining state-of-the-art software development with public sector domain expertise, Forecast5 packages an analytics solution for government that is simple to implement and produces nearly immediate ROI opportunities.

Jeff Carew, Managing Director
(414) 640-8534

Scot Ecker, Senior Analytics Advisor
(630) 955-7617

Grant Specialist U.S.A., Inc.

Offering an array of individualized services designed to meet the unique needs of each client, including but not limited to, needs assessment, grant writing, funder research, grant evaluation, and grant-writing training.

Rena Beyer, President
(715) 490-0714

Infinite Campus, Inc.

Infinite Campus is an SIS with integrated features like LMS, food service, messaging and more. Infinite Campus supports over 50% of Wisconsin's students.

Jeff Gibson, Wisconsin Account Manager
(763) 795-4412


Istation’s innovative reading, math, and Spanish programs immerse students in an engaging and interactive environment and inspire them to learn. Additionally, administrators and educators can use Istation to easily track the progress of their students, schools and classrooms. Istation now serves over 4 million students throughout the United States and several countries.

Julie Ellis, Sales Account Executive - IL, MO, WI
(314) 614-9111

J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

Findorff’s Education Team serves the K-12 market by partnering with schools to help them identify facility goals and construct quality buildings that enhance the learning experience.

Erika Duelge, Market Sector Specialist
(608) 729-2125

Christin Mlsna, Director of Education & Communication Services
(608) 442-7352

JP Cullen

JP Cullen has over $1 billion of K12 construction experience, providing services through master planning, pre-referendum, budgeting and building the tough jobs, from small remodels to $100 million multi-phase expansions.

Becky Backhaus, Creative Director
(262) 781-4100

Kevin Hickman, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
(262) 781-4100


One of the top 50 contractors in America, Kraus-Anderson is an integrated construction and real estate development enterprise dedicated to building enduring relationships and strong communities. We provide insightful real estate development from an owner’s perspective; exceptional pre-construction ingenuity, project execution and closeout from a single point of contact; and professionals who are passionate about family, community and their work.

Tony Sjolander, Director of Project Planning and Development
(608) 838-5419

Nate Yahn, Senior Project Manager
(608) 852-9223

Lifetouch National School Studios Inc.

School Photography, video production and school branding

Paul Gandrud, Territory Manager
(715) 307-4973

Miron Construction Co., Inc.

Miron is a leader in the education market, completing over $1 billion in K-12 educational construction.  Services include design/build, master planning, comprehensive pre-construction services and referendum planning.

Megan Prestebak, Business Development Specialist, Education
(920) 969-7334

Craig Uhlenbrauck, Vice President, Education
(920) 969-7030

National Insurance Services

National Insurance Services is a Full Benefit Consulting Firm working only for the public sector.  NIS is a leading provider of medial insurance, dental insurance, LTD, Life, and post employment benefit consulting.

Erik Kass, Employee Benefit Consulant
(800) 627-3660

Lance Pfarrer, Client Relations
(800) 627-366

NaviGate Prepared

Navigate Prepared is a school safety software platform designed to help schools develop, maintain, and execute an effective school safety program.

Catherine Finger, Business Development Manager
(847) 204-0998

Neola, Inc.

Neola helps districts set direction with a complete service for developing, updating, and digitally publishing Board Bylaws and Policies, Administrative Guidelines, Forms, and Handbooks.

Steve LaVallee, Associate
(920) 926-0514

Richard Zimman, Associate
(920) 896-3140

Nexus Solutions

Nexus Solutions is a professional services firm offering unparalleled experience and expertise in the development of comprehensive, client-focused facility improvement projects; including capital planning, consensus building, project development, engineering, construction management, and commissioning.

Jeff Mangan, Account Executive
(608) 515-2632

Steve Schonert, Account Executive
(262) 422-1284


NWEA delivers the insights that help students learn, teachers teach, and leaders lead.

Theresa Hawkins, Senior Account Executive
(503) 624-1951

Performance Services, Inc.

Performance Services specializes in design-build facility renovations and renewable energy solutions with an emphasis in optimal learning environments and Energy Star schools.

Jeff Zaspel, Education Consultant
(920) 723-6306

PMA Financial Network, Inc.

PMA provides financial advisory, long range financial planning, cash flow analysis, bond proceeds management, and investing services for Wisconsin local governments.

Michele Wiberg, Senior VP/Director WI Office
(414) 225-0099 Ext 1505


Renaissance® is the leader in K-12 learning analytics—enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom.

Donda Daniels, Inside Account Executive
(608) 664-3880

Ellen Kaye, Field Account Executive
(608) 664-3880

Scholastic Education

Scholastic Education is a leading provider of comprehensive literacy solutions reinforcing student achievement through instructional reading and writing, professional learning for teacher effectiveness and family and community engagement.

Dave Hartman, Regional Director Midwest
(314) 265-7660

Tracey Schulze, Account Executive
(847) 877-9803

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Sustainability, performance contracting & Act 32.

Josh Hounsell, WI K12/Higher Ed Business Consultant
(920) 540-3286

Dean Sanders, Retired Lake Mills Superintendent
(920) 540-3286

Skyward, Inc.

Delivering a better SIS and ERP experience for more than 1,900 school districts and municipalities.

Holly Lilly, Account Manager
(800) 236-7274

Tom Nikowitz, Account Manager
(800) 236-7274

Somerville Architects & Engineers

Somerville is an employee-owned, integrated provider of architectural, engineering, and interior design services. We are best known for providing innovative, sustainable and value-added solutions to our clients.

Melanie Parma, Education Studio Leader
(920) 437-8136

Dan Wiitanen, Project Architect
(920) 437-8136

Studer Education

Studer Education℠ partners with organizations across the country to support system-wide continuous improvement and performance excellence – with services including strategic planning; leadership training and development; survey research, development and administration; coaching to support continuous cultural improvement; and the implementation of strategic plans supported by tools and strategies to sustain success.

JoAnn Sternke, Senior Director
(262) 424-0014

UW-Madison Ed Leadership & Policy Analysis

The department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the nation’s premier preparers of educational leaders and scholars of educational leadership.  ELPA offers two degrees: M.S. and Ph.D., three Masters-level administrator certificates—Principal, Director of Instruction and Director of Pupil Services—and an Educational Specialist Certificate providing certification for the Superintendency.

Peter Goff, Assistant Professor
(608) 262-3886

Julie Mead, Dept Chair
(608) 263-3405

Viterbo University

Viterbo University offers graduate programs for educators, including Master of Arts in Education, Reading and Cross-Categorical, and Ed Leadership licenses, plus an Instructional Coaching certificate.  Professional Development course credits are also available through Viterbo or in partnership with school districts.

Andrea Pelloquin, Off-Campus Coordinator, Graduate Education Program
(414) 321-4210

WEA Member Benefits

WEA Member Benefits provides personal insurance and retirement and investment services to Wisconsin public school employees.

David Mabie, Vice President of Field Services
(608) 709-4565

Sharon Schmidt, Worksite Benefit Consultant
(608) 709-4567

WISEdash Local

WISEdash Local provides a secure data warehouse & dashboard system for member school districts. By leveraging the size of our membership, WISEdash Local offers significant cost savings through partnerships across Wisconsin.

Noel Gomez, Regional Sales Leader
(435) 216-9649 Ext 161

Heather List, Project Manager
(608) 572-3269