Thank you to all of our conference sponsors and exhibitors.
True North CompaniesGold Sponsor
True North is a development, finance, and construction company that helps Charter Schools achieve their mission and growth objectives through investments in real estate. We work with school boards, teachers, parents, communities and local governments to build charter school facilities that support academic success, student population growth, and long term financial health. We are different because we help build the right financial foundation so that charter schools can stand on their own.Visit True North Companies
GeorgiaCAN is a locally led, non-profit organization that seeks to identify and advance common-sense policies that put the needs of students first. We engage local stakeholders—from community members to policy makers—to advocate for student success throughout the entire public education system.Visit GeorgiaCAN
Office DepotGold Sponsor
From our groundbreaking partnership with MIT which launched one of the first eCommerce websites, to our partnership with IBM and Watson for schools, Office Depot leads through innovation.
When schools need new ways to think about challenges, Office Depot begins by listening--and assembles experts for collaboration. From makerspaces to professional learning and modern classroom environments, Office Depot brings together innovators to help design solutions that may not have seemed possible before.
American Charter Development & FinanceAfter Dark Party Sponsor
With several charter schools already in GA American Charter Development (ACD) www.amercd.com
Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLunch Sponsor
As a global leader in lifelong learning, we're delivering interactive, results-driven education solutions to more than 50 million students in more than 150 countries. We combine cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to make learning more dynamic, engaging and effective – for life.Visit Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ValuTeachersKeynote Speaker Sponsor
The Core Mission of ValuTeachers is to "Help Educators and School System Employees to Retire with Financial Dignity". ValuTeachers supports and values educators and believes that working, teaching, and inspiring builds tomorrow's leaders. After completing a challenging and dedicated career, a financially sound retirement should be a reward for educators. Founded by former educator, Paula Smith, ValuTeachers helps Charter School employees safely save for retirement using 403(B) Retirement Plans.Visit ValuTeachers
BB&T Capital MarketsLunch Sponsor
BB&T Capital Markets has helped charter schools throughout the nation build and achieve success. Our dedicated team of charter school
bankers has the experience and expertise to navigate through the toughest financial challenges to generate results, while providing guidance
and support every step of the way. BB&T is firmly committed to the charter school space, and what sets us apart is our client-focused approach.
BB&T will support you with expert advice every step of the way.
McGuireWoods, LLPBadge and Lanyard Sponsor
McGuireWoods LLP and McGuireWoods Consulting LLC represent over 100 private and public K-12 schools, school boards, private and public colleges, universities and related foundations. We provide the full array of legal and consulting services to charter school administrators, governing boards and education service providers as they navigate the complexities of opening and operating a start-up charter school in Georgia.Visit McGuireWoods, LLP
T-Mobile is a front runner for consideration when searching for cost effective, reliable wireless communications. The aim is to take advantage of constantly evolving technology to help organizations increase productivity, promote safety, and reduce operating costs. Popular T-Mobile offerings for education include smartphones, tablets, and mobile hotspots to connect staff and students. See why T-Mobile is the fastest growing wireless carrier in America!Visit T-Mobile
Colliers InternationalWIFI Sponsor
Colliers International is an industry-leading global real estate company operating from more than 500 offices across 67 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant insider ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide across a broad range of property types, including: brokerage, investment sales and capital markets, project management and workplace solutions, property and asset management, and much more.Visit Colliers International
Atlantic Capital BankProgram Guide Sponsor
Atlantic Capital Bank, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices in east Tennessee and northwest Georgia under the FSG Bank brand, provides lending, treasury management and capital markets services to small and mid-sized businesses. Our banking offices provide mortgage, trust, and other banking services to private and individual clients.Visit Atlantic Capital Bank
ADAPTURECharging Station Sponsor
As business productivity solutions move to the cloud, demand on your network increases exponentially, all while threats to your data security grow more sophisticated. It’s more important than ever to proactively prioritize innovation; and ADAPTURE is the partner to help manage it all.
With a wealth of experience and intellectual capital, combined with the collective expertise of our hand-selected network of partners, ADAPTURE is equipped to be your trusted IT advisor. Visit www.ADAPTURE.comVisit ADAPTURE
Highmark School DevelopmentOnline Registration Sponsor
Highmark School Development solves “the facility problem” for charter and private schools by developing and financing safe, code-compliant, permanent school buildings. Highmark provides 100% of the capital and development services needed to purchase raw land or an existing structure and build a new school altogether or convert a building into a school.Visit Highmark School Development
Sports Turf Company, Inc.Coffee Break Sponsor
For more than twenty-five years, Sports Turf Company Inc., has been a recognized industry leader in the design, construction, and renovation of athletic facilities. We are a multi-faceted company that has pioneered the use of specialized technologies in laser grading and surface installation and will apply these to your athletic field, track, or court to make your dream facility a reality.Visit Sports Turf Company, Inc.
Association of American EducatorsCoffee Break Sponsor
Partnered with GCSA, The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educators’ organization, providing a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy. Focused on student-centered reforms, and promoting the charter school movement here in Georgia and nationwide, AAE provides critical professional benefits with the charter school teacher in mind.Visit Association of American Educators
Strawn & Co., InsurancePhoto Booth Sponsor
As an independent insurance brokerage firm, Strawn & Co., Insurance focuses on protecting the stakeholders and the budget of each educational institution we work for. As a certified school risk manager, John Wadsworth works with each school to procure coverage as well as identify alternative methods of risk transfer and avoidance. Our goal is to protect the budget of the school as well as the students, faculty, administration, and board members.Visit Strawn & Co., Insurance
Infinite MindA/V Sponsor
Infinite Mind is a human performance company. Our goal is to change lives by producing products which enhance and inspire human potential at home, at work and at school. eyeQ™ by Infinite Mind is widely recognized as the single most efficient tool in getting 20% improvement in test scores, better performance, and better retention. eyeQ™’s Brain and Reading Enhancement Program is proven to improve student learning and performance against the tough, new standards for college and career readiness.Visit Infinite Mind
Hertz FurnitureBreakfast Sponsor
Hertz Furniture is proud to provide Georgia charter schools with the best negotiated contract pricing available via the BuyQ competitively bid, group purchasing contract - up to 68% off list.
Hertz Furniture offers you everything a charter school needs for Classroom, Cafeteria, Science Lab, Media Center, Auditorium, and more, from a selection of over 125 manufacturers, with Limited Lifetime Warranties. We also offer complimentary Interior Design and Project Management services, plus full Local Warehousing and Install Options. Let us turn your vision into reality.Visit Hertz Furniture
Joe Costa & Associates, Inc.General Sponsor
Joe Costa & Associates has partnered with the GCSA to create the GCSA Specialty Benefits Plan. The Specialty Benefits Plan was designed and created with a singular goal: to provide each Charter School with exclusive benefits, solutions to rising insurance costs, relief from increased administration burdens and Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance. At Joe Costa & Associates, we use our position as an Independent Broker to create customized solutions for Charter Schools. We simplify success!Visit Joe Costa & Associates, Inc.
P & HR Solutions, LLCGeneral Sponsor
P & HR Solutions, a full service web-based payroll and human resources provider, manages clients’ increasingly complex employment services and regulatory compliance requirements. Payroll processing, payroll tax compliance, GL accounting, human resource and benefits management are all services provided by our company. With over 95 years’ collective experience, our services provide clients compliant governmental reporting, enhanced operational controls and reductions in worker’s compensation and overhead costs. Utilizing our expertise allows you to focus on your expertise!Visit P & HR Solutions, LLC
Dentons continues the legacy of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in representing education reform and charter school industry clients at the national, state and local levels. The firm is the number 1 law firm that general counsel recommend to others according to a 2016 Acritas survey and is recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. www.dentons.comVisit Dentons
Butler Snow LLPGeneral Sponsor
Butler Snow LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 330 attorneys representing clients from 22 U.S. offices, including offices in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia. Our Public Finance Group has substantial experience in charter school financing throughout the United States, advising our clients in structuring tax-exempt bond financings and other innovative financings to assist charter schools in developing top-quality school facilities. We have participated in several successful facility financings for Georgia charter schools and can provide school leaders with the specialized expertise and advice necessary to navigate through unique legal challenges presented to Georgia charter schools.Visit Butler Snow LLP
Preferred Meals has spent decades serving the needs of foodservice operators. We are constantly developing innovative offerings, with programs designed to control food costs while placing a high priority on quality and great taste. We pride ourselves on developing long-term partnerships with our customers, offering support on all levels of school foodservice meal program implementation. We deliver real, nourishing meals that kids enjoy and charter schools, families and the communities can trust.Visit Preferred Meals
Perfection Learning is a leading publisher of curriculum materials for Pre K–12. We offer popular and award-winning print and digital programs covering literature, language arts, reading, intervention, world languages, science, mathematics, social studies, test preparation, and more.Visit Perfection Learning
Mentoring Minds is a national K-12 publisher with a mission to put critical thinking at the center of the classroom. Their research-based resources are designed to be flexible for classroom needs, supporting technology integration and standards mastery for Math, ELA, and Science.Visit Mentoring Minds
Mobile Modular has been a leading provider of relocatable classrooms and modular buildings to school districts for over 30 years. Our goal is to provide each customer with a building designed to meet their specific needs and a level of individual service that exceeds expectations.
Your Project - Our Commitment.
Since 1997, Insurance People has helped over 100 charter schools with the specialized property and casualty insurance needed to protect school assets, board members, staff and volunteers. We also offer a unique dividend program which has paid out over $500,000 to charter schools during the past 10 years. Ask Steve Griffin or John Ramsey how Insurance People can help your school control property/liability costs, workers compensation claims and add in-service training time. Call us 800-825-044Visit Insurance People
Charter School Uniforms
Charter School Uniforms - Uniform Strong - Kid Comfortable
Backed by 80 years of industry experience, Charter Uniforms offers an excellent selection of updated uniforms for ages pre-K through high school.
We provide our customers with the highest level of friendly and reliable customer service available in the school uniform industry.
Zaner-Bloser is an educational-solutions company specializing in delivering explicit instruction and a solid academic foundation for PreK–8 students in reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and other language arts. Our core digital and print resources include Superkids, Spelling Connections, Strategies for Writers, and Handwriting. As a member of the Highlights Family of Companies, we strive to always do what's right for children and make a significant contribution to their education.Visit Zaner-Bloser
Innovative Modular Solutions
Since 1999, Innovative Modular Solutions (IMS) has been developing modular building solutions, from single classrooms and purpose-built rooms to entire multi-story wings or turnkey buildings. As a leading provider of temporary and permanent modular buildings, IMS will provide high-quality, timely, and cost-effective space solutions for your charter school.Visit Innovative Modular Solutions
Odysseyware® delivers a technology-rich learning management system with engaging core and elective courses to public, charter, and virtual schools in more than 2,500 school districts across the United States. With courses available for students in grades K-12, Odysseyware can be seamlessly integrated into a traditional educational environment or used in a blended learning program to reach a diverse range of students.Visit Odysseyware
UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is part of the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach. We offer a Charter Schools Financial Management Certification Program which prepares individuals with the unique skills and knowledge needed to financially operate a school in the growing charter sector. Courses offered include accounting, budgeting, purchasing, payroll administration, writing financial policies, internal control, and fraud prevention.Visit UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government
IPG Architects and Planners
IPG, Incorporated has over 50 years of providing architectural services to Georgia and the southeast region. From new design and additions, to renovations and master planning, our Architects have the experience and expertise to assess, prioritize, and provide design solutions for what our clients want and need. The end product should not only meet specific needs but also positively respond to and illuminate the most critical goal and objective of the project.Visit IPG Architects and Planners
We build custom mobile apps for charter schools that help with communication, notification and hassle free fundraising!Visit Tappit Technology
ChefAdvantage Makes Lunch Easy!
ChefAdvantage is Atlanta’s leader in serving wholesome meals that kids love to eat.
Our story began in 1991 with a chef’s vision to provide nutritious meals for schools that wanted an alternative to uninspired institutional offerings. We realize that our hurry-up world can take its toll which is why we Make Lunch Easy by providing quality lunches with outstanding service!
BYU Independent Study
Our rigorous, online middle school and high school courses provide flexibility for your students who need to catch-up, recover credit, or get-ahead. With a large selection of core and elective courses to choose from, let us help you offer more opportunities to your students. Enrollment is available any time. Use our instructors or your instructors. We provide the options that your school needs.Visit BYU Independent Study
Delaney Educational Enterprises, Inc.
Delaney Educational has been servicing schools for over 40 years, representing over 150 Publishers. We specialize in Classroom Libraries, Classroom Materials, Media Center, Technology, Teacher Resources, and Common Core. Our goal is to provide top-shelf materials and customer service from a local consultant, while saving you time and money.Visit Delaney Educational Enterprises, Inc.
With more than 100 years of experience, Ziegler is a recognized leader in the educational sector throughout the U.S. We continue that tradition with our dedicated services to the charter school market nationally. We can offer unbiased advice and a full menu of financial solutions to help you advance your mission.Visit Ziegler
Mercer University, Tift College of Education
Mercer University's Tift College of Education is the largest private preparer of teachers in Georgia. Degrees in professional teacher education and leadership are offered on the Macon and Atlanta campuses, at Academic Centers in Douglas and Henry Counties, and online. The College offers Bachelors, Masters, Specialists, and Ph.D. educator and leadership programs designed (and scheduled) with adult learners in mind for K-12 schools and higher education institutions.Visit Mercer University, Tift College of Education
American Heart Association CPR in Schools
The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The AHA will help to improve lives of all Americans through providing public health education and resources in a variety of ways. One way is by using scientific research and evidence to design the CPR in Schools Kit and Program, which enables students in grades 6 - 12 to easily learn the lifesaving skills of CPR in just one class period.Visit American Heart Association CPR in Schools
GoodLife Communications, LLC
GoodLife Communications, LLC was founded in 2008 in response to a market need for a customer-service-driven technology firm in the southeast. We provide turnkey services, ranging from cabling and system design to interactive technology displays and network overlay installation, to our private and public sector customers. We specialize in providing services to many charter schools in the southeast as well as several school districts and technical colleges.Visit GoodLife Communications, LLC
At Kay-Twelve.com we are passionate about improving learning outcomes. It drives everything we do as an organization. We believe the most impactful learning moments are created by talented educators in ideal learning spaces- weather its in a classroom or any other active learning environment. Furniture choices can be complex. Our experienced staff will utilize our "Kay-Twelve Proven Process" to help you find the right solution to meet your goals. Contact Bob Roche @ 215-206-9445 to learn more.Visit Kay-Twelve.com
PSG Construction is a General Contractor offering the personal service of a small business, with the capacity to successfully execute both large-scale commercial construction projects and specialized, design-driven boutique projects. We are committed to providing the highest quality service through the construction management process, and our driving force centers around working closely with our partners to deliver the space they envision on time and at the best possible value.Visit PSG Construction
Gallopade is an award-winning publisher of more than 15,000 educational products for children. Founded in 1979, Gallopade has spent over 35 years building a reputation as a trusted, proven, source for products focusing on social studies, with an emphasis on geography and biographies correlated to state standards. Whether it is print curriculum, digital curriculum, test prep, or supplemental curriculum products, Gallopade helps teachers - teach, test, and trackTM to social studies success.Visit Gallopade International
Wholesome Tummies Cafe
Wholesome Tummies (WTCafe) provides fresh, made from scratch lunches to Independent and Charter Schools. WT Cafe serves schools with both onsite Cafeterias as well as Delivery Service for schools without a cafeteria. WT Cafe - food kids love, parents trust and service that schools can rely on.
Online ordering available with minimal school involvement.
Preparis is an all-in-one business continuity and emergency notification solution that helps businesses protect their people, operations and brand while meeting regulatory requirements. The company’s unique combination of technology and services makes creating and maintaining business continuity programs easy. For more information about Preparis, please visit www.preparis.com or call (855) 447-3750.Visit Preparis
Duke Talent Identification Program
The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization that has identified and supported over 2.5 million academically talented students over the past thirty-six years, providing them with a wide array of enrichment resources, above-level testing, online courses, and renowned face-to-face educational programs. We also provided more than $3.6 million in financial aid to ensure that gifted students from all economic backgrounds can participate in our programs.Visit Duke Talent Identification Program
EdTec was founded as a social venture in 2001 to develop, support, and advance quality charter schools by delivering high-value support services and expertise. We currently work with over 300 charter schools, offering support in charter school development, finance, operations, governance, and software. Our back-office clients receive a CFO-level resource to advise school leadership and specialists in payroll, accounts payable, accounting, and data.Visit EdTec
The Virtual HR Director
The Virtual HR Director provides Strategic and Tactical support to Charter and Private Schools. We offer quality HR services that will ensure your organization is HR compliant, are using the most efficient processes for hiring staff and will assist you in improving organization culture and organization effectiveness for the cost of a full-time administrative assistant. People development and management training is critical to the success of a school and we provide those services.Visit The Virtual HR Director
Quadrant4 Education, a division of Quadrant4 System Corp
Quadrant4 Education previously known as Brainchild offers assessment and standards mastery programs on the web, iPads, Android tablets, and its own Study Buddy device. Quadrant4 Education mission for the past 20 years has been to help at-risk students close the gap with extended learning in the classroom and at after school programs.Visit Quadrant4 Education, a division of Quadrant4 System Corp
Lotterease is a Lottery and Parent Communication System that saves charter schools time and money. In addition, it ensures that charter schools are compliant with state lottery laws so that they are protected from claims of lottery fraud. Lotterease automatically manages siblings and waitlists and parents can apply and confirm attendance online. If you are still using paper or excel based lotteries, save yourself the headache and get Lotterease.Visit Lotterease
Foundation for Economic Education
Since 1946, The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has been providing free resources to inspire and educate students on free market principles. Recently named by Forbes as a top summer high school program, FEE has newly released online courses on Economics and Entrepreneurship perfect for self-guided or classroom use, available at no charge. FEE also provides free books for classrooms, 1-day workshops, 3-day summer seminars throughout the US, and engaging daily online content. Visit FEE.orgVisit Foundation for Economic Education
Johnson & Bryan a USI company
We are a tight-knit team of Atlanta insurance professionals dedicated to helping schools and businesses thrive. Collaboration is the cornerstone of our business and the fuel that powers our engine at Johnson & Bryan. We’ve been serving our Atlanta community since 1931 with a myriad of insurance and risk management services for businesses and individuals alike. From multi-national corporations to sole proprietors, Johnson & Bryan designs business insurance and employee benefits plans that work.Visit Johnson & Bryan a USI company
Let Honeywell help beat the budget crunch with energy and operational savings utilizing an energy savings performance contract which allows schools to pay for facility improvements through the savings the upgrades produce. Honeywell guarantees the results so the work doesn’t impact operating budgets. We are building a world that is safer, more secure, and energy efficient…more innovative and productive. Interested in learning more about how your school can save energy, get the building system upgrades needed without increasing operating budgets? Please contact me at (770) 681-5517 or email@example.com.Visit Honeywell
3 Oaks Resource Group International
3 OAKS RESOURCE GROUP INTERNATIONAL is a leading source of Educational and Contract furniture and supplies for today’s school and office environments. Our team members have years of dedication, experience, and integral knowledge of the product, process, timeline, budget and
accountability. Contact us to discover what many others already know! Corporate Office Telephone: 855-3OaksGP
Champions partners with schools to provide an AdvancED accredited, turnkey before- and after-school experience where our teachers engage students with project-based, thematic curriculum based on current educational thinking to support the school day. Our turnkey solution for schools inspires curiosity in school-age children and includes staffing, support and our research-based out-of-school time curriculum at no cost to schools - so students can continue to learn without overextending your faculty. Enrichment programs such as robotics and 3D printing are options that can be integrated into your program which will be tailored to meet the needs of your community. Champions partners with more than 475 schools in 18 states and DC positively impacting the lives of nearly 19,000 students.
Learn how we can build brighter futures together at DiscoverChampions.com where you can explore our Virtual Tour to see how your space can be transformed learning environments. Please stop by Booth 7 to discuss the possibility of outsourcing your programs with Janet Ranaldi, Partnership Development, 407.324.6282 / firstname.lastname@example.org and meet NAO, our humanoid robot featured in our robotic modules.Visit Champions
Camcor provides instructional technology solutionsVisit Camcor Inc.
Shurley English.....Innovation in Education: At Shurley Instructional Materials, we not only provide you with Quality educational materials but we have assembled a unique combination of features that are logically, sequentially, and systematically woven into the curriculum for a solid foundation for lifetime literacy. Abstract language arts concepts become clear and loical, using concrete, multi-sensory strategies that support all types of learners.Visit Shurley English
Creative Bus Sales
Creative Bus Sales is the nation's largest bus dealership. With 20 facilities throughout the U.S., we have hundreds of buses in stock and ready for delivery. Whether you need transportation for just 10 pupils, or 80, we'll guide you through all of the details for your New or Used School Bus. We also provide in-house financing, service, and parts. We are glad to be exhibiting at this year's GCSA conference. Please stop by our exhibit and greet Tami Jacobs, our representative from Marietta!Visit Creative Bus Sales
Great culture, character education and classroom management programs require more than pen and paper or Google Docs to run smoothly, and most “one size fits all” school software doesn’t cut it. DeansList makes it easy to collect what important to your school and turns behavior data into actionable reports and next steps, customized for every school and targeted differently for teachers, administrators, the students themselves, and their parents – so nothing gets lost in the shuffle.Visit DeansList
S&S Worldwide provides Classroom Supplies, Physical Education Equipment, and Art Supplies for all ages. For over 100 years, we have provided quality products and unparalleled customer service. S&S is the charter school industry's group purchasing partner that makes it easy to help your students play and learn.Visit S&S Worldwide
Lightspeed Technologies Inc.
In today's dynamic classroom, it's no longer enough to have the best speech intelligibility possible. Lightspeed’s “Access “ systems provide clear communication during whole group instruction plus two way audio to each small group. This allows teachers to monitor small groups, redirect off-task behavior, and encourage collaboration.Visit Lightspeed Technologies Inc.