Conference Partners

Conference Partners 2018-01-26T13:03:04+00:00

Large Strategic Partners 2017-2018

Fred Makonnen

Fred Makonnen

AXA has been helping families and businesses take small, manageable steps toward financial security since 1859. As a leading provider of retirement savings products and services, AXA is committed to getting its clients, and your employees, “retirement ready.” AXA is one of the nation’s leading providers of annuities, consumer life insurance and related financial services.

Jim Yale

Horace Mann is an insurance and financial services company that is committed to helping educators achieve financial success. We help identify existing resources and savings opportunities to fund financial goals. By reducing or eliminating student loan debt, securing classroom funding and finding savings through insurance program reviews, we work to maximize educators’ hard-earned dollars and help develop a path to a successful financial future.

Dwight Jones

Michael Pujol

McGraw-Hill Education is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals improve results. McGraw-Hill Education has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in nearly 60 languages.

Monica Morrell

Naviance by Hobsons is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps middle and high school students identify their strengths, explore careers, create individualized academic plans and match to best-fit post-secondary institutions.

2018 National Conference on Education Partners

Apptegy’s mission is to help school leaders tell the story of every student. We build simple tools that make it easy to manage a school’s online presence across web, mobile, social and alerts. In a competitive school market, it has never been more important to take control of your school’s brand by providing a great digital experience for your audience. We’re here to help your school craft a unique identity built around the stories of student accomplishment. Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc.
BetterLesson is the leader in personalized professional development. We provide high-quality coaching that helps educators shift instructional practice to create learner-centered classrooms. Coaching is supported by proven instructional strategies and an iterative, learn-by-doing methodology that supports their implementation — in a way that is personalized to the needs of your teachers and students. With BetterLesson, teachers get the competencies, resources and motivation required to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. As the leading food and support services company — named to the 2017 Forbes list of the World’s Best Employers — Compass Group North America is a family of companies building one-of-a-kind experiences for all of our customers. As part of this family, SSC and Chartwells bring unmatched expertise to the education industry. SSC partners to provide quality integrated facilities services including custodial, maintenance and grounds, and Chartwells provides nutritious and delicious food to hundreds of school districts and college campuses nationwide. Each is a powerful solution on its own, but together they maximize budgets and ensure a safer, cleaner and healthier environment. This collective commitment to student success and well-being allows our partners to focus on their core objective: educating our future.
MyOptions, a non-profit education organization, is the nation’s largest college and career planning program. Through its specialized platforms such as myCollegeOptions and myCareerOptions, it offers free assistance and valuable resources to millions of students, their parents, and high school faculty and staff nationwide. These programs provide high school students critical access to post-secondary opportunities, career development programs and the tools and resources they need to succeed. Panorama Education partners with schools and districts to collect and analyze data about social-emotional learning, school climate, family engagement and more. With research-backed surveys and a leading technology platform, Panorama helps educators act on data and improve student outcomes. Panorama has supported more than 5 million students in 6,500 schools across 40 states, including those in the New York City Department of Education, Dallas Independent School District, Seattle Public Schools and San Francisco Unified School District.

For partnership opportunities surrounding NCE, please contact Heidi Schmidt, Director of Strategic Partnerships: or 703-635-4089.