Pictures of our RightPath Student Success Center Demonstration at DATAG in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Our existing and potential clients in NY are inquiring about assessment solution to implement NY’s SLO requirements. Currently, The Right Reason Technologies Team is collaborating with several school districts as a consortium to develop assessments for SLO’s in the Right Path Student Success System. The SLO solution will warehouse the data and provide individualized learning plans for every student.
If you’d like to know more about our approach or progress on SLO Assessments call us at 1(877)778-8277.
Right Reason Technologies is pleased to announce that our Right Reason Student Assessments are now included on the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) list of Approved Teacher and Principal Evaluations as a growth measure. The program has been approved for grades 3-8 in ELA & Mathematics.
If you would like to learn more about using Right Reason’s assessments as part of your APPR evaluations, please contact our sales team at 877-778-8277 or email@example.com
Right Reason Technologies is happy to welcome Robert Hagan to our team. Robert brings valuable experience to the Right Reason Technologies team. He has been involved in New York State education for the past fourteen years as a Social Studies teacher, secondary Assistant Principal, and most recently the Assistant Secondary Administrator for Instruction and Administration for the William Floyd School District. Robert’s former district educates approximately 9,300 students of which 50% are on free and reduced lunch. Along the way, Robert has been involved in professional development opportunities, presented at various conferences, and implemented systems approaches on building and district level initiatives. In addition, Robert is currently enrolled in the Executive Leadership doctoral program at Fordham University and continues to research best practices for educators.
This past weekend, myself and Holly Diaz were fortunate enough to attend the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) conference in Buffalo, NY. In addition to enjoying the beautiful backdrop of Niagara Falls, and spending time in the birthplace of Buffalo Wings, we also had a chance to speak with school board members and superintendents from all over New York state.
We learned a lot about the needs of many districts and it seems like 2011-2012 will be the year of benchmarking in New York. Fortunately, the benchmark testing and reporting available in RightPath, coupled with the Assessment Creator for formative assessments, and our Intervention Lessons for remediation, provide tools available no where else. Rather than simply providing information on where students are weak, we provide tools to actually change instruction to address their weaknesses.
Finally, in addition to meeting personally with districts, we also attended a presentation hosted by Amityville Union Free School District. Hosted by Dr. Kathleen Gulbin (Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction), Dr. Mary Kelly (Assistant Superintendent for Data and Technology), Mr. Steven Lindenfeld (Middle School Assistant Principal), and Ms. Michele Sikhrangkur (Board President), they explained how our programs have significantly and measurably improved their district while at the same time saving them money. They explained how, the program was originally started solely to replace their existing homebound program. With that program alone, they were able to save over $100,000 per year. At that point, every other program they’ve used RightPath for has essentially been a free benefit.
If you would like to learn more about our benchmarking programs, RightPath, or Amityville’s presentation please contact our sales team at 877-778-8277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Right Reason Technologies is happy to welcome Tobin Henninger to our team. Tobin will be joining us as a Data Analyst/Software Developer to help us expand and enhance our abilities in our growing benchmarking programs. Tobin is a recent graduate of Edinboro University in Erie, PA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.
Right Reason Technologies is proud to announce an expansion to its Arizona office with the hiring of two new employees, Holly Diaz and Katie Messner. Both are joining the team as Educational Specialists, and both bring years of experience and knowledge.
Katie’s success in both business and education has spanned the past ten years. Katie provided the business sector with extensive knowledge in the areas of training and leadership. She has also served as a highly qualified mentor and leader. During the course of her educational career, Katie has led Professional Learning Communities and has facilitated both school and district staff development. Her extensive background in literacy and data analysis has ensured the success of her students and colleagues in the excelling school she has served.
Holly Diaz brings numerous experiences to the Right Reason Technologies team. With a dual certificate in K-12 general and special education, Holly has taken on leadership roles within Professional Learning Communities, Data Teams, RTI development and implementation, and as a district Mentor. Holly has extensive experience in the preparation and delivery of district and school level professional development. Within Special Education, Holly has taught using various models of instruction, such as inclusion, resource, and self-containment to ensure that her widely diverse student populations were successful in reaching AYP. Holly also brings experience in the area of technology as a Certified IEP program administrator, trainer, and liaison.
Right Reason Technologies participated in the Arizona School Administrators’ Summer Conference on June 12th and 13th in Tucson, Arizona. During the conference, our educational team had the opportunity to meet with many key leaders from around the state of Arizona to discuss the benefits of implementing Right Reason’s RightPath student success system. We had many great conversations and look forward to following up with the people we met. We also look forward to meeting more administrators at the upcoming Leading Change conference.
If you would like to learn more about Right Reason Technologies’ offerings, please contact our sales team at email@example.com or 877-778-8277.
Right Reason Technologies has continued its sponsorship of the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS). The sponsorships help The Council achieve its mission of providing strong advocacy and dedicated service to public school children. The program helps to fund The Council’s many initiatives and programs.
As part of its sponsorship, Right Reason will be participating in NYSCOSS’s Fall Leadership Conference in Saratoga Springs and the Winter Institute in Albany where we will help to continue spreading the message of RightPath throughout the state.