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Partnering With Frontline Education:
Frontline empowers strategic K-12 leaders with school administration software to proactively manage your human capital, business operations and special education. With our solutions, you can stop fighting fires and instead feel empowered with the right tools, data and insights to ignite your strategy.
Our commitment goes beyond software
Education leaders, from the classroom to the central office, have an impact on preparing the next generation of learners. As educators ourselves, we’re passionate about empowering you to innovate with tools, data and insights that help you go from reactive to proactive.
- Sole Focus on K-12
- Award-winning Client Success Team
- Dedication to Integrated Systems
- Original K-12 Research & Insights
- Industry-leading Security
- Free Resources for Education Leaders
#1 School Administration Software
Manage attendance and gain visibility into who’s in, who’s out and who’s covering each absence.
Manage people without the paperwork.
Fuel your HR team’s passion for people (not paperwork)!
Support the complete cycle of educator growth.
Quickly and easily bring the best talent into your district.
Gain greater insight into your district through data.
Meet your students’ service needs.
Support student learning by meeting each health care need.
Streamline administration to support improved outcomes for all students.
Unlock efficiency and achieve financial peace of mind.
Manage the entire lifecycle of your school district’s assets and have full confidence in your inventory data.
A complete technology and support solution.
Amplify operational excellence from the business office to the classroom.
Success Stories from Our Clients
- Washington County
- Atlanta Public
- Greece Central
- Alvin ISD
- Lexington 2
Washington County Public Schools
Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is committed to building a community that inspires curiosity, creativity and achievement. Having teachers who are well trained, engaged and dedicated to student success is the most critical factor in achieving their goals. But an outdated professional learning program and a substitute management system that left the district with fill rates as low as 82% stood in their way.
District leaders were determined to find new solutions and chose to partner with Frontline.Read the Case Study
Results at Washington County Public Schools:
- Within a week of switching to Frontline Absence & Time, their fill rate shot up to 99%.
- With Frontline Recruiting & Hiring, the hiring process is a breeze. New hires can complete their paperwork before coming in to sign contracts, shaving 45 minutes off the process for each person.
- Frontline Professional Growth gives administrators clear visibility into the impact of professional learning opportunities in the classroom and supports effective employee evaluations.
Atlanta Public Schools
As part of their strategy to focus on strong instructional practices in the classroom, Atlanta Public Schools provides intensive, targeted professional development for their educators. But with insights from Frontline Absence & Time and the Frontline Research & Learning Institute, district leaders discovered their initiative was taking teachers out of the classroom — leaving the district vulnerable to low fill rates and substitute shortages.
By comparing the district’s employee absence and substitute data to national benchmarks, Atlanta Public Schools was able to create a collaborative, data-driven strategy and continue providing a high level of professional development.Read the Case Study
Results at Atlanta Public Schools
- Average fill rates have risen from 79% with the district’s prior system to 96% since switching to Frontline Absence & Time.
- 96% of the 600 absences for the first professional development series were entered into the system two weeks in advance, resulting in a 99% fill rate.
- Professional development absences decreased by 10% overall, and by 55% on Mondays and Fridays.
Greece Central School District
When Greece Central used an antiquated database system to track professional learning for teachers and staff, they were frustrated by the cumbersome, expensive process. A backlog of emails and communications around professional learning was the norm. Twice-a-year reports about credits and payments for professional learning were frequently inaccurate, and teachers often had to wait for reimbursements.
To address those challenges, Greece Central chose the professional learning management tools (formerly MyLearningPlan PDMS) in Frontline Professional Growth. Greece Central was particularly drawn to the choice of learning that the dynamic online catalog in Frontline Professional Growth allowed them to offer teachers, as well as the online planning and approval process for learning opportunities.Read the Case Study
Alvin Independent School District
Alvin Independent School District is a rapidly growing learning organization that remains committed to excellence for each student and every program. With enrollment increasing by well over 1,000 students annually, meeting the needs of students in special populations can be challenging.
The technology the district used to rely on for special education compliance further complicated matters. Keeping up with administrative tasks and ensuring all student records were organized and accessible to staff became incredibly time-consuming for administrators.Read the Case Study
The solution to keeping up with compliance, student need and district expansion involved switching to a unified, digital system. With Frontline Special Ed & Interventions, Alvin ISD has:
- Simplified compliance management for special education, 504, and English language learner (ELL) programs
- Gained a clearer window into the whole child
- Streamlined paperwork for staff as students switch programs or need multiple supports
- Dramatically reduced the time it takes staff to prepare for student-support meetings
- Optimized internal training procedures and adherence to best practices
- Increased support to special programs and general education staff
- Streamlined communication with parents
Raymore-Peculiar School District
One of Raymore-Peculiar School District’s goals is to maintain a high-quality workforce, which means that the HR department’s first priority is to recruit, hire and retain high-quality staff. But with limited HR staff, Ray-Pec needed to streamline their processes so they could focus their time and energy on students, instead of administrative tasks.
With Frontline’s solutions, the district’s small HR team is empowered to efficiently manage behind-the-scenes details, allowing educators who work directly with students to give their full attention to teaching and learning.Read the Case Study
Lexington School District 2
As the world becomes more complex, Lexington School District Two is transforming itself into a highly innovative district that excels in preparing all students for continuous learning and career success. Building new and innovative partnerships among parents, students, staff and the community will improve the lives of generations of students and their families.
Making that happen requires seamless support from all departments and a focus on using actionable data to improve instruction. Angela Cooper, Chief Human Resource Officer, wanted to connect data on professional learning to student growth and graduation rates. Her plan was to find a system that could track teacher progress all the way from initial hiring to evaluation, and Frontline was there to help.Read the Case Study
Using actionable data that connected instruction to graduation rates was a tremendous advantage for Lexington.
- The district saw an increase in their graduation rate from 75.5% to 87.4% in four years, exceeding the 2017 state average of 84.6%.
Frontline's Leadership Team
Experienced leaders focused on serving the front line of education.
Mark Gruzin is the Chief Executive Officer for Frontline Education. He is responsible for Frontline’s core strategy and vision, leading the organization in our service of the K-12 education community. Mark also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Frontline Education.
Mark comes to Frontline Education from Blackboard, an educational technology company, where he served as president of global markets. Prior to his work with Blackboard, Gruzin held multiple executive roles in IBM’s software group.
Mark’s core competencies include organizational leadership and execution, business strategy and innovation, operational readiness and driving business performance. He brings all of these areas of expertise and more to Frontline Education including his passion, both personally and professionally, to align with mission-oriented organizations.
Mark attended the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business. As an active member of the community, He also served on the Board of Director’s for the National Fragile X Foundation and is a Special Olympics Coach.
Bill O’Shea is the Chief Financial Officer for Frontline Education. Bill drives Frontline’s financial planning to support the company’s strategic objectives while advancing its position as a leading provider of SaaS technology and solutions within the K-12 marketplace.
Bill came to Frontline from a venture-backed cybersecurity software company. The majority of Bill’s career was with Thomson Reuters, where he held various leadership roles across Finance and Accounting including CFO of the IP Solutions and Scientific businesses in Philadelphia and SVP, Global Head of Finance based in Switzerland.
In addition to his dedicated finance career, Bill previously served on the Board of Directors for CARECYN, a New York City based charity. Bill holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of New Haven and an MBA in Finance from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.
Curtis Hampshire is the Chief Client Operations Officer for Frontline Education. He is responsible for establishing long-term client relationships with the K-12 market through consistent, scalable and human-centric strategies.
Curtis is a seasoned professional known for enhancing the customer experience and driving operational excellence. Curtis held leadership positions at AT&T and SunGard AS where he was responsible for support and services delivery to enhance the overall client experience. He served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Highstreet IT, a digital transformation firm focused on consulting services, support and implementation needs for Oracle SaaS Applications.
Curtis spent his early years as an active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force.
Chris Tonas is the Chief Technology Officer for Frontline Education. Chris is responsible for leading the technological aspects of the company including engineering and development and managing cloud infrastructure and security.
Chris has a distinguished career marked by his involvement in major technology advancements. The majority of Chris’ career was spent at Oracle where he oversaw the development of frameworks and platforms powering the 100 Oracle Cloud Applications that form Oracle’s SaaS offerings, including Human Capital Management and Enterprise Resource Planning. Additionally, Chris' role as CTO at Pluralsight involved leading a team of engineers, driving standardization and modernization initiatives, and expanding the company’s global product and technology.
Chris is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kevin Haugh is the Chief Product Officer for Frontline Education. A highly driven and proven software executive with expertise across a wide array of domains, Kevin brings deep knowledge of product management and positioning to the Frontline executive committee. He will be responsible for enhancing the organizational structure, performance and agility of Frontline’s robust product team.
Prior to joining Frontline Education, Kevin’s recent roles have included serving as Chief Strategy and Product Officer for Omnitracs, General Manager for Roadnet Technologies and Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing for Roadnet Technologies. Kevin also brings prior software leadership experience in the human capital/talent management, HR, benefits and business process management areas.
Kevin’s background also includes extensive consulting experience. Recently Kevin has consulted to a number of budding software companies. Kevin has also advised numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as two U.S. Presidential Administrations, numerous Congressional Committees and dozens of healthcare organizations.
As a frequent speaker on industry trends, Kevin leverages his more than 25 years of experience leading strategy, product management, marketing and M&A activities to support and inform his internal teams as well as the broader technology community.
Kevin is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and has served as a director on multiple boards including a recent position for Peloton, a company focusing on the development of autonomous and semi-autonomous commercial vehicles.
Victoria Silbey serves as Chief Legal Officer for Frontline Education, bringing more than 25 years of legal and business experience to the executive team. In this role, Ms. Silbey is responsible for legal, corporate governance and compliance matters. She also leads Frontline’s human resources team.
Prior to joining Frontline, Ms. Silbey served as SVP, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Laureate Education (Nasdaq: LAUR). Previously, she held the role of Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President at SunGard Data Systems (now part of FIS Global) and served as a litigation attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Ms. Silbey holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University as well as a Master of Philosophy degree from Oxford University. With a deep tradition of academics in her family, Ms. Silbey brings a passion for education and a desire for all individuals to grow and thrive.
Mark Friedman is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Frontline Education. As CMO, Mark leads our creative, demand generation, go-to-market and product marketing teams. He brings 25 years of strategic marketing and business development experience across start-up and large SaaS companies to Frontline with a focus on strategy, marketing and business development.
Prior to joining Frontline Education, Mark served as SVP, Global Customer Success for Genesys, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for SoundBite Communications, CEO of Peppercoin, and VP, Global Marketing of Lucent/Kenan Systems.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology Program, holding a BS in Finance (The Wharton School) and BS in Systems Science Engineering (The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.) He also earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, with concentrations in Corporate Strategy and Marketing.
Jodi Dickinson is the Chief Human Resource Officer for Frontline Education, providing a dedicated focus on HR, including our employee engagement program. She brings over 25 years of progressive HR leadership and expertise in growth, culture and engagement to Frontline. Her commitment to HR best practices and deep awareness of their impact on building positive working environments is essential to driving growth and development for all Frontline employees.
Jodi comes to Frontline from Certara, where she made significant contributions to the growth of the people, business, and culture as the CHRO. Prior to Certara, Jodi gained deep HR leadership experience in the education sector. She was SVP of Human Resources at Nobel Learning Communities (now Spring Education), leading all aspects of human resources and people strategies, and held senior HR leadership roles with Aramark Education and Laureate Education.
Jodi holds a B.S. in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Human Resource Development from Villanova University. She previously served on the Board of Directors for Penn State Brandywine, CityLit, and Philly SHRM and taught HR Technology Solutions as an Adjunct Professor for nearly a decade at Villanova University’s Graduate Human Resource Development program. Jodi has a passion for education, technology, and collaborating to build HR strategies that help businesses and people grow and thrive.
Scott Ryan is the Chief Revenue Officer for Frontline Education. Scott is responsible for fueling the company’s growth and driving adoption of innovative solutions. Scott is an accomplished leader in strategic technology and works to amplify the importance of software and solutions in increasing organizational productivity and performance.
Prior to joining Frontline Education, Scott served as President at myDigitalOffice where he was responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution. He also held executive leadership roles at other market-leading technology companies including Wrike and Workiva where he served as Chief Revenue Officer and IBM where he held multiple leadership roles.
Scott holds an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business and a B.S. in System Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point.
Our Vision, Mission & Core Values:
A connected future for school administration that enables every leader, teacher, and student to thrive.
Partnering with the education community by providing innovative technology and best practices to empower K-12 schools in their pursuit of excellence.
Our Core Values:
Do well by doing good.
Cultivate trusting relationships.
Enjoy the journey.
Our Commitment to Integration
In order to move your strategies forward, you need technology systems that actually work together. The Frontline Insights Platform is bringing the best software systems together into one platform so that you can make those connections across various areas of your school.
We also realize that you need your systems to work together — even when they’re made by different partners. So we’re committed to working together with other vendors to provide you with the connected systems and data you deserve.Check out our Partners
The Frontline Research and Learning Institute is a learning organization with one mission: to provide data-driven research, resources and observations to support and advance the educational community.
With access to data from thousands of K-12 organizations and millions of users, Frontline is able to glean one-of-a-kind insights and deliver validated research reports and in-product benchmarks to put key data right into your hands.
Learn more at FrontlineInstitute.com.
We believe that in order to better public education, leaders must confront and engage in thoughtful debate around controversial issues in education. That’s why we launched The Line, a print publication, along with TheLineK12.com, a digital version of the publication that includes opportunities for online discussion.
Intrigued? Visit the website now.
Our Commitment to Client Success
Rather than telling you we have great service (doesn’t everyone say that?), we thought we’d share a few quotes from our clients:
“They’re truly caring people and they love their jobs and they love helping their customers.”
– Tami Johnson, Central Dauphin School District, Harrisburg, PA
“I have never met a company that is so gracious, so open, so courteous. I don’t know what their customer service training is like… but I want them to bottle it and give it to me so I can sprinkle it around here.”
– Patti Polensky, Odyssey Academy, Galveston, TX
“I can’t thank you enough. I know you guys probably get tired of hearing it, but I’ve worked with tons of companies with products and tech support and you guys have got them all beaten, hands down.”
– Raenita Unruh, Burrton Public Schools, Burrton, KS
We hope these quotes reflect every interaction with us. A passion for client success has been at the core of Frontline since we began, and has remained crucial to our mission as we’ve grown.