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Edupoint presents 7th Annual Partner for Life Award to Gwinnett County Public Schools
January 17, 2023
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) has been selected as the recipient of the Edupoint® Partner for Life Award. Edupoint Founder and CEO Bob Weathers presented the award to Debbie Durrence, Ed.D., Executive Director for GCPS' Department of Data Governance, at the 2022 Synergy Connect Users Conference last month at the Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn.
The relationship between Edupoint and GCPS has been one of mutual trust and partnership from the beginning. Dr. Durrence said, “This award acknowledges the collaborative work between Edupoint and GCPS to ensure that we are meeting the needs of each and every student. Most importantly, the scholarship money will enable the district to provide an award to a student that is looking to further their education in a technical area upon graduating from GCPS.”
Gwinnett licensed the full suite of Synergy Education Platform modules in 2014, becoming the first Edupoint client to launch the Synergy Online Registration module before going live with Synergy Student Information System. The district was also an early adopter of Synergy MTSS and the first in Georgia to use Synergy Special Education. “Our partnership with Edupoint has allowed GCPS to ensure that we are providing our students, staff, and families with the information to support the success of each and every student. The Synergy modules in use in GCPS directly support our work to achieve the goals of our Blueprint for the Future, specifically in the areas of Equity, Effectiveness, and Excellence,” said Dr. Durrence.
“From the start, we have had a unique relationship with Gwinnett County Public Schools,” said Bob Weathers, Founder and CEO of Edupoint. “Since the very beginning with the rollout of Synergy Online Registration they have always been interested in maximizing the use of technology to improve processes and better serve their constituents. Working closely together, we have developed a strong mutual trust and respect for each other, and this has helped lay the foundation for the steadfast partnership we have today. I am pleased to recognize Gwinnett County Public Schools as this year's Partner for Life Award recipient.”
Edupoint has awarded $10,000 to Gwinnett County Public Schools to be granted as a student scholarship.
About Edupoint® Educational Systems
For over 35 years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically advanced student data management systems that empower K-12 stakeholders to improve student achievement. Synergy Education Platform by Edupoint is an industry-leading student data management ecosystem built to fit the way educators already work. Synergy is unique among student data management solutions in providing an array of role-based mobile apps designed to give all stakeholders access to the tools they need when and where they need them. More than 5.5 million students use Synergy in 22 states.
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