SchoolStatus Prepares to Answer K12 Communication Needs with New Hires

The K12 data and communications software company has welcomed three new specialists to its sales team.

ATLANTA - Sept. 8, 2020 -- As districts focus on strengthening relationships between school and home, SchoolStatus, the district-wide communication tool that integrates key student data, announces the addition of three new sales professionals. The newest team members, Matt Bishop, Beth Curington, and Jennifer Tongel, enhance efforts in bringing tools to districts mitigating communication challenges due to COVID-19 and increase geographic expansion.

"Parents and educators need to come together now more than ever," stated SVP of Sales and Marketing Scott Braynard. "We are excited to continue to serve school districts with tools that give parents and educators a seat at the same table."

New SchoolStatus Team Members:

Matthew Bishop, Sales Development Representative, SchoolStatus

Matt Bishop, Sales Development Representative

Originally from the Bay Area in Northern California and a competitive swimmer, Matt made his way to Atlanta as a swim coach for highly competitive teams in the city.  "I'm super excited to make the move from a swim coach to the ed-tech industry," he shares, "I know how important it is for parents to know what's going on with their children and SchoolStatus is the best solution out there. I'm looking forward to contributing to such an incredible mission."

Beth Curington, Client Executive, SchoolStatus

Beth Curington, Client Executive

"I'm pleased that my passion for education has brought me to SchoolStatus," shares Beth, an 8 year veteran in the K12 Market. Originally from Alabama, Beth is experienced in breaking into new states with EdTech and will be paving the way into new territories. "I'm excited to help schools bridge the gap between educators and parents."



Jennifer Tongel, Client Executive, SchoolStatus

Jennifer Tongel, Client Executive

Jennifer brings over 13 years of K12 experience to her role at SchoolStatus. Originally from Richmond, VA, she will be building relationships throughout the southeast region. "I am passionate about the power of parent engagement and so excited to join SchoolStatus," shares Tongel.  "SchoolStatus makes communication between school and home easy so that everyone stays connected and engaged which really makes a difference in a student's education."

The new team members bring both years of experience as well as fresh perspectives into the SchoolStatus sales and marketing strategy—a smart addition as school districts face challenges like never before.  "Education has fundamentally shifted more in the last few months than the previous 100 years," said Founder and CEO Russ Davis. "Educators need to prepare for the unexpected. That type of preparation is built on a foundation of relationships. Our growth is a result of the evolving needs of educators, and we are excited to welcome new team members to join our mission."

About SchoolStatus: SchoolStatus is the district-wide communication tool that integrates key student data in order to increase communication among educators, district administrators and student families. The company's solution aggregates individual student data, such as state assessments, attendance and grades in an easy-to-visualize format and offers the option to communicate with student families via call, text or email. Through SchoolStatus, millions of communications have occurred on the classroom, campus and district level.

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