What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.
Our guest blogger today is Annette Wilson, ATD’s Business Development Manager. Annette, along with her ATD colleagues Jessi Jacobs and Bob Roche, brought ATD’s Charter Power to the National Charter Schools Conference in Las Vegas.
DID YOU MEET US IN LAS VEGAS?
Jessi Jacobs, Bob Roche and I recently returned from the 2014 National Charter School Conference which took place in Las Vegas NV.
Nearly 2.5 million kids are enrolled in charter schools in 42 states across the US, and this conference is the largest gathering of the national charter school movement
This year, more than 4,000 charter school teachers and administrators came together to learn and share ideas and discuss the growth, popularity and potential of charter schools.
ATD-AMERICAN/Adirondack Direct has been selling school furniture to educational facilities across the United States and internationally for 80 years. We have been involved through the progression of the charter school movement and support charter schools as a valuable choice in educating our youth.
Our involvement has helped us understand the challenges faced by the educators, administrators and visionaries who are planning to open and have opened charter schools throughout the country. Charter school leaders must plan for and cover a wide variety of costs – from facilities to teacher’s salaries to student support – most often with very limited resources. We realize that charter school team members are saddled with a myriad of responsibilities – many of which t take you into areas unfamiliar to you. Purchasing decisions made out of haste or strictly based on the upfront cost have been known to back-fire – wasting you precious time and money.
You don’t need to be experts in selecting and purchasing the school furniture that can contribute to better learning environments. ATD is here to help!
ATD-American offers our experience in guiding you through this process so you can make informed decisions that ensure you get the best value and the most successful outcome for the future of your charter school. We know that charter schools often start out re-using facilities and furnishings that are not ideal. Our experienced team is at your service to provide free space-planning, needs determination and budget planning. ATD-American also provides lucrative financing options to enable charter schools to realize the vision for your school that you may have thought out of reach due to tight budget allocation.
We are ready to handle any aspect of planning and requests of any shape or size. From fulfilling the needs of one classroom to helping you plan and finance a state-of-the-art educational complex!
CHARTER SCHOOLS PROVIDE THE “POWER OF CHOICE” in education – ATD AMERICAN brings “CHARTER POWER” to your learning environment.
A special thanks to all of the great folks who visited our booth and got their caricature drawn by Kathy Rose of Caricature Cinema Corporation– the wonderfully talented artist that was with us during the show! We look forward to working with your school!!