January 13, 2020
(January 6, 2020 – Frisco, Texas) SuccessEd, the innovative software provider for educators, is pleased to announce yet another year of record growth. A total of eighty-three new customers were added in 2019, the most ever added in a single year for the company and marking the fifth year in a row with growth of fifty customers or more.
“We could not be more grateful for the trust and confidence that educators have placed in SuccessEd," says Jim Bridges, SuccessEd CEO. “It is truly a privilege to serve this amazing group of customers and we are thrilled that more and more districts and charter schools are partnering with us to better serve their staff, parents, and students. But while this amazing growth is fantastic, SuccessEd will continue to measure our success by how well we care for and support our customers. As long as we remain focused on delivering world-class products and superior customer service, the growth will take care of itself. To that end, we continue to add new employees at SuccessEd—working to make sure that we maintain this high level of service even as our customer count grows,” added Bridges.
McAllen ISD made the transition to the SuccessEd special education, Section 504, RTI and EL solutions in 2019, and Director Sal Flores shared this about his experience: “I want to start the year by expressing my gratitude and satisfaction with SuccessEd and your team. As a director, I believe that when a new system is brought into an organization as large as ours it can go bad, good or in-between. Your system and team were not just good, but great! My fears when taking this leap were what will it be like and how much help will I have as I come against challenges. My fears have been replaced with these four positive words— ‘You’ve got great people!’ And you have a great system that I could count on at any given time. I am beyond pleased and happy with the move, and so is my district.”
SuccessEd was also pleased to add Birdville ISD as a customer in 2019. Of her experience thus far, Director Jennifer Miller said, “SuccessEd has provided outstanding and exceptional customer service in the last couple of months. The fast response, consistent support, and professional development opportunities are important to our organization as we transition to this platform.” Birdville ISD now relies on SuccessEd’s special education, Section 504 and RTI solutions to better serve their students and remain compliant.
Founded in 1994, SuccessEd is an innovative educational software provider that puts time-saving data management tools in the hands of educators. SuccessEd helps educators track compliance and services provided to students in special education, Section 504, Dyslexia, RtI, and ELL.
SuccessEd combines the latest in technology with expert knowledge and experience. Use of our programs results in actionable data that enables continuous review of the effectiveness of implemented strategies and compliance with federal regulations. Our solutions give teachers and staff more time with students, thereby creating opportunities for every student to be successful.
(August 1, 2019 – Frisco, Texas) SuccessEd, the innovative software provider for educators, is excited to celebrate its twenty-fifth year of service to Texas schools. Started as a custom development project for SELCO—Southeast Lubbock County Organization–a quarter century ago, SuccessEd is now proud to partner in service with more than 450 Texas school districts.
“The world looked very different twenty-five years ago,” says Rolando Ocañas, Vice President of Sales and one of the longest-tenured employees of SuccessEd. “Back in the early nineties, districts were still managing their special education programs on triplicate forms and the idea of using computers to improve this process was revolutionary. Amazingly, of all the companies that stepped up to address this need in Texas, only SuccessEd continues to faithfully serve Texas districts. To me, this is a testament to the power of a singular focus on serving Texas districts with quality products and world-class service,“ Ocañas added.
SuccessEd was founded by two brothers, Gary and Randy Guber. Asked recently what drove their interest in launching the company, Gary said, “Our intent was to improve the way education was being managed in Texas. Even then, we understood the benefit to staff and administrators of a one student, one system approach.” In reflecting back on the reasons for their success, Randy added, “We could not have done what we did without the help of the directors that we served. They helped us build the product into what they wanted. That is why we were successful.” Ocañas agrees saying, “Still today, because of our strong focus on building relationships with our customers, we honor and continue the legacy built by Gary and Randy of working collaboratively with our customers to continually develop their solutions.”
“There is something special about a Texas company serving Texas customers,” said Shannon Naber, Vice President of Product and the longest tenured employee of SuccessEd. “Our special education solution is Texas-specific from the bottom of the database to the top of the interface—built by Texas educators for Texas educators. In fact, the vast majority of SuccessEd employees are former Texas special educators. Absolutely no one else in the marketplace can make this claim. Because of this, SuccessEd can evolve our solution as the Texas educational landscape evolves. Our main focus remains to be the district’s partner and our Texas-based, world-class customer support team helps make this happen. The needs of our customers do not fall in line behind customers in California or Massachusetts,” Naber added.
Twenty-five years later, Denise Kirby is now the Director of Special Education for SELCO. When asked about her organization’s role in the founding of SuccessEd, Kirby said, “We are proud to have been the first customer of SuccessEd twenty-five years ago and we are proud of our continued partnership with them even today. Their contribution to the kids, parents, and staff of SELCO would be impossible to measure but it has been significant. We are grateful for their service and their friendship for so many years and look forward to our continued partnership for many more years to come.”
Founded in 1994, SuccessEd is an innovative educational software provider that puts time-saving data management tools in the hands of educators. SuccessEd helps educators track compliance and services provided to students in special education, Section 504, Dyslexia, RtI, and ELL. SuccessEd combines the latest in technology with expert knowledge and experience. Use of our programs results in actionable data that enables continuous review of the effectiveness of implemented strategies and compliance with federal regulations. Our solutions give teachers and staff more time with students, thereby creating opportunities for every student to be successful.