LOS GATOS, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication solutions for education, today announced that it was selected as a 2012 District Administration Readers' Choice Top 100 Product. This year's winners were selected by the editors of District Administration based upon the quantity of nominations each product received and the content of reader testimonials. A complete list of winners is featured online and in the December issue of District Administration magazine.
SchoolMessenger customers were enthusiastic in testimonials submitted in support of the company's parent notification solution and its commitment to customer service. A few examples:
- "We have used SchoolMessenger since 2002. As the company grew, they never failed to innovate and surprise us with a robust, reliable, ever-more-powerful product that has grown with us," stated Steve Thornton, Director of Technology, Menifee Unified School District (CA).
- "Regardless of bad weather, heavy phone line traffic or even power outages, SchoolMessenger delivers our messages accurately and quickly," said Barbara Burchard, Technology Coordinator, Elmore County Public Schools (AL).
- "Quick reminder broadcasts prior to each school's Spring Open House brought many positive comments from families, but more importantly, a tenfold increase in attendees and improved parent-teacher contact," according to Michael Auth, Technology & Telecommunications Coordinator, Lakeport Unified School District (CA).
- "During a recent power outage I was able to quickly send updates using my mobile phone to alert families to our school closure and eventual reopening," said David C. Torres, Principal, San Ysidro Middle School (CA).
"We are very proud to have been selected by the readers of District Administration magazine to receive this award," said Nate Brogan, Vice President of Marketing at SchoolMessenger. "We live in a world of 24/7 access to news and information, where parents expect nothing less from their local schools than accurate, reliable and very fast communications. Our customers know they can rely on us and this award acknowledges the positive reputation we've built."
The annual District Administration Readers' Choice Top 100 Products award recognizes leaders in the education industry, and provides superintendents and other senior school district leaders with the unique opportunity to learn what products their colleagues around the country are using, and how these products contribute to the success of their districts.
"The record number of nominations we received this year was astonishing," says District Administration's Executive Editor, Odvard Egil Dyrli. "There were so many excellent recommendations from school administrators who shared how the products made significant differences in their districts, and choosing the Top 100 proved to be challenging and difficult. We are delighted to announce the honorees for 2012 and trust that the list will be a valuable resource for our readers."
SchoolMessenger's patented notification technology allows school and district administrators to prepare personalized and timely messages in any language – delivered through voice, SMS text, email, social media and website post. In times of emergency, the massive calling capabilities enable thousands of messages to be sent in a matter of minutes. Since there is no limit to the number of messages the district can send, officials can use the system as often as necessary to keep parents, students and staff fully informed and updated on any incident.
Even in today's budget-conscious environment, demand for notification systems continues to grow. Over the last 10 years, SchoolMessenger has delivered billions of messages for thousands of educational facilities in all 50 states.
SchoolMessenger is a leading provider of communication solutions for education. Thousands of school districts, public schools, colleges, universities, private schools and other educational facilities in all 50 states depend on the company's innovative solutions, including the SchoolMessenger notification service and Talk About It anonymous communication service. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. For information, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com or call 888.527.5225.
SchoolMessenger Public Relations