Special thanks to our Corporate Partners!

Friends of Texas Public Schools is committed to educating Texans about the strengths and achievements of Texas public schools. Generous donations from our Corporate Partners help us promote Texas Public Schools and will be used specifically to assist with the costs of marketing, advertising, and the production of high-profile regional and statewide events. To become a Friends Corporate Partner, please email Jennifer Storm at JStorm@fotps.org or fill out the form here.

Platinum Partners

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Enseo

Enseo is one of the fastest-growing U.S technology companies, delivering sustainable innovation to people places including education and hospitality. Enseo offers four core products in one platform: MadeSafe® wearable alert button system, high-speed internet, energy management, and advanced distance learning technology.

 

Enseo’s MadeSafe® is a complete employee safety, communication & location platform that includes a wearable button that accurately locates teachers and staff in distress. Currently on its fourth generation, MadeSafe has been protecting some of our most vulnerable, underrepresented populations, such as teachers and housekeepers, since 2015. Providing peace of mind with the tap a button, MadeSafe immediately transmits the name and location of distressed employees to designated emergency response personnel.

 

 

Powell, Youngblood & Taylor, LLP

Powell, Youngblood & Taylor, LLP is founded on an uncompromising commitment to client service. The firm has a comprehensive and diverse education law practice. Our experience representing public schools and other educational institutions in all facets of education law have contributed to our statewide prominence in the area of Texas school law.

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the leading choice for K-12 infrastructure improvements. Schneider Electric has partnered with districts across the nation to modernize facilities, implement new technologies, enhance curriculum, and generate revenue that helps our K-12 clients reach their biggest ambitions. As partners, we start by identifying projects within the district’s plan that increase energy efficiency and reduce maintenance and operations costs. The guaranteed savings generated through these improvements are leveraged to fund the project. Count on our 100 years of energy management experience to improve the efficiency and functionality of your infrastructure.

Stantec

Proudly serving Texas for more than 70 years, Stantec delivers educational facilities that inspire the community, staff, and students to excel as lifelong learners – because when we invest in our future, we move forward together. Our innovative, forward-thinking designs encourage new ways of teaching and learning, and support our greatest asset: the next generation of students who will reimagine what’s possible. 

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Education provides a personal, accessible, and affordable educational experience for a diverse community of learners. We engage in creative discovery and dissemination of knowledge and ideas for service, leadership, and innovation in an interconnected and dynamic world.

Texas Association of Secondary School Principals

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals is an association formed by and for over 5,600 campus level administrators. Established in 1922, its purpose is to build an active network of educators that want to take responsibility for the quality of school leadership. TASSP focuses on the need for collaboration between all stakeholders in education while using as its foundation a very effective volunteer force that provides a statewide knowledge base and informed leadership.

True North Consulting Group

True North Consulting Group is a technology, audiovisual, and security consulting firm founded to address the challenges so many school districts face today – driving instructional technology adoption and integration, reducing risks and costs through appropriate planning and management, and increasing school safety and operational efficiencies. As independent consultants, we do not sell hardware or software; thus, we have no motivation for you to buy more technology for technology’s sake.  Through assessments, planning, and design, our recommendations to invest in technology and security systems are based on real findings, aligned with your strategic plan, and paired with various funding sources. With our project management and contract administration services, we continue through the process to ensure vendors and contractors perform according to specifications and contract documents.  All of our services follow a proven methodology and lifecycle of services to help districts save money, reduce complexities, and focus on the job at hand – educating kids!

 

Our mission is simple – we achieve success by helping you find your True North.

ThoughtExchange

Thoughtexchange helps education leaders crowdsource answers to questions in real-time. Everyone contributes, everyone learns, without bias. AI and machine learning ensure everyone’s response gets considered by others. Powerful analysis tools instantly surface valuable insights into key areas of agreement and disagreement. Leaders can find common ground, inspire trust and use data to make decisions that get immediate support. Everyone contributes and everyone learns, without bias. Millions of people around the world use Thoughtexchange to lead change, optimize learning, define products and drive innovation. Discover how Thoughtexchange is rethinking the way people come together to share ideas and create ownership for important decisions.

VLK Architects

VLK Architects is a full-service architectural design firm. With great success since our inception in 1984, we grew from three partners to one of the largest architectural firms in Texas with offices in Fort Worth and Houston. Our design expertise revolves around decades of technical practice and standards that make us a leading innovator in design and architectural service. We have earned numerous design awards, have multiple CHPS and LEED® certified projects and have worked for clients across the state, enjoying a majority share of repeat business.

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. is a law firm representing the interests of schools in Texas and New Mexico. Founded in 1983, Walsh Gallegos has six offices and serves hundreds of school districts, charter school and private school clients.

Gold Partners

ATPE
Balfour Beatty
DK Haney Roofing
Gallagher Construction
Government Capital
K12 Insight
Live Oak
Moak, Casey & Associates
NWEA
Pogue Construction
Symmetry Turf
TASA
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Silver Partners

LRG Loss Recovery Group LLC

Bronze Partners

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A. Bargas & Assoc.

Alumni Nations

Belfor

Brackett & Ellis

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP

Pfluger Architects

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