Meet our Partners

WASA thanks our Corporate Partners. Their support of our organization enables us to provide valuable professional development opportunities. Many of our corporate partners engage in local community and school activities and programs. Their commitment to youth is appreciated.


Diamond-Level Partners
   gaggle Hanover Research   Right-at-school


Platinum-Level Partners
  • Chartwells
  • College Board
  • Foster Garvey
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Wayfinder
Gold-Level Partners
  • Apptegy
  • Audio Enhancement
  • Econergy
  • Just Right Reader
  • Pacifica Law Group
  • Pearson
  • Southwest Foodservice Excellence, LLC
  • University Instructors
Silver-Level Partners
  • Effective Schools Solution
  • Ellevation
  • Flair Impact
  • Model1
  • Overyondr
Beresford Company

Servicing and supplying floor coverings to over 180 Washington schools and districts for the past 50 years, Beresford considers their advocacy for public education a stewardship responsibility. Offering full customer service and no-risk carpet plans with single-source responsibility, the Beresford Company not only measures and supplies the necessary materials and labor, they take responsibility for installation and wearability. Leaving every transaction with a satisfied customer is something for which The Beresford Company strives.

The Beresford Company consistently supports various activities and keynote speakers at WASA conferences and workshops. In addition to their generous sponsorship of WASA events, the company also advocates for other education associations statewide and annually sponsors the "Washington State Teacher of the Year." The Beresford Company is a long-time supporter of WASA.

Contact Ted Beresford | www.chberesford.com

Clear Risk Solutions is more than just a standard insurance provider, we are an industry leader in both insurance and risk management services and solutions. Our mission is to make our services your asset by delivering customizable results that you can trust and will better equip you to succeed in an unpredictable future.

Contact Rich Moore | www.chooseclear.com

Curriculum Associates partners with educators to make classrooms better places for teachers and students.

Contact Jody Wildharber | www.curriculumassociates.com

The D.A. Davidson name is synonymous with education funding throughout the Pacific Northwest. They are proud to serve school districts large and small, and offer a full range of services including bond-issue planning, tax-rate management, and bond-rating assistance. D.A. Davidson’s niche lies in expertise and exceptional client service.

D.A. Davidson, founded in 1935, is the largest full-service investment firm based in the Northwest. D.A. Davidson has built a solid reputation of integrity and professionalism with their full-service banking capabilities, broad distribution, experienced professionals, and a long-term approach to business. They maintain an independent, employee-owned-and-operated business environment, placing client needs at the forefront of their business decisions.

Contact Dave Trageser / Cory Plager | www.davidsoncompanies.com

Frontline empowers strategic K-12 leaders with school administration software to proactively manage your human capital, business operations and special education. With our solutions, you can stop fighting fires and instead feel empowered with the right tools, data and insights to ignite your strategy.

Contact Brady Brucato | www.frontlineeducation.com

Gaggle is the pioneer in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Our mission is to help ensure the safety and well-being of all students, supporting school districts in proactively identifying those who are struggling. We have helped thousands of districts across the country avoid tragedies and save lives. 

Contact Ray Bledsoe | www.gaggle.net

Gallagher

Since 1984, the VEBA Plan has given Washington school districts a means of providing employees with a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), primarily for post-employment (retiree) medical premiums. The plan covers 72,000 public employees and retirees from more than 400 school districts, community and technical colleges, higher education institutions, and state agencies in Washington.

The program was founded and is governed by: WASA, AWSP, and WASBO. Plan consulting, local service, and customer care are provided by Gallagher.

View the Gallagher and WASA 36-Year Partnership video.

Contact Charlie Isaacs | www.veba.org

Hanover Research is a market research and analytics firm that guides K-12 leaders in tackling instructional and administrative challenges to ensure that students, parents, and staff have the tools they need to help all students succeed. Our data-driven insights help school districts of all sizes develop the programs, allocate the resources, and implement best practices to optimize student outcomes.

Our comprehensive solutions use a multi-methods approach including data analytics, survey research, benchmarking, best practice identification, in-depth interviews, and focus groups to help K-12 leaders in every department manage their toughest challenges.

Contact Mike Leshner www.hanoverresearch.com
McKinstry 

McKinstry is a privately held, full-service, design-build-operate-and maintain (DBOM) firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services. The firm's innovative, integrated delivery methodology provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build process. With over 1,900 professional staff and trades people throughout the United States and operations in more than 15 states, McKinstry advocates collaborative, sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs and optimize profitability "For The Life of Your Building."

Contact Melissa Pendleton| www.mckinstry.org
OAC 

OAC EDU is the region’s premier education program and project management firm. OAC EDU partners with school districts by offering a full range of services, from pre-bond planning through project closeout and warranty management. OAC EDU’s sole focus is school projects. We understand the dynamics of school design and construction, from the complexities of funding to the critical need to minimize disruptions to teaching and learning as your district journeys through construction projects. Since 2002, our dedicated staff has managed the planning, design, and construction of more than $2 billion in K–12 facilities changing the educational lives of over 500,000 students. We understand how important schools are to our communities and focus on providing optimal delivery methodologies that enhance teaching and learning while providing state-of-the-art, energy efficient, safe, and healthy schools.

Contact Jeff Jurgensen | www.oacsvcs.com

PEMCO Insurance 

Great insurance. Great value. With the Northwest’s original educator-founded insurance partner, you get both! PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company is recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Insurance Companies 2023. In addition, WalletHub names PEMCO Washington’s most affordable car insurance. With 4.5/5-star Google ratings, PEMCO helps members worry less and live more with quality autohomerenter, umbrella, boat and now pet and home warranty insurance, too. Still member-owned, PEMCO answers the phone with licensed agents, offers guaranteed home and car repairs, 24-hour claim reporting, and a decades-long commitment to organizations like WASA that help make Washington a great place to learn. Mention you’re a school employee for added savings when you call or get a quote online!

Read more about the award-winning PEMCO difference.
Watch this short video to learn more about the longtime WASA/PEMCO partnership.

CONTACT > Your Local PEMCO Agent | 1.800.GO.PEMCO | www.pemco.com

Piper | Sandler

Piper Sandler assists local school districts with the implementation of bond sales and management of debt service funds. Piper Sandler demonstrates how districts can manage their tax rates to stabilize the impact of taxes for levies and bonds, and helps many districts improve bond ratings. Piper Sandler is a leading full-service investment bank and asset management firm serving clients in the U.S. and internationally. Our proven advisory teams combine deep product and sector expertise with ready access to global capital. We are a leading underwriter and market maker of fixed-income securities in the Northwest, and a leading financial advisor to Northwest bond issuers. Piper Sandler's expertise reaches from the smallest public finance clients to the largest institutional investors in the country. We support our public finance platform with a strong primary and secondary trading effort. Through our regional trading desks, clients have access to our underwriting, sales and trading experts who work with bond issuers to structure both taxable and tax-exempt fixed-income securities.

Piper Sandler takes great pride in its reputation; it is the reason investors and issuers have trusted us since 1895.

Contact Trevor L. Carlson / Ryan Swanson | www.pipersandler.com


Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, math, and early literacy solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. We are committed to providing educators with resources to help students build a strong foundation for success. Our portfolio includes solutions for assessment, practice, data-driven insights, and teacher-facilitated instructional delivery.

Contact Janelle Cach, Ali Fendall, Jessiica Mancilla | www.renaissance.com

Led by our mission to inspire a love of learning and a commitment to healthy living, Right At School provides safe, engaging, and meaningful in-school and extracurricular programs to enrich the lives of students, give parents peace of mind, and enable schools to focus on their academic mission.

Contact Cindy Lawson | www.rightatschool.com

Whether you’re looking to gain trust as a new leader, build support for your next bond, or inform your facilities plans, ThoughtExchange helps education leaders gain unbiased, critical insights to improve decision-making and unify their school community, quickly. We’ve been working with Washington education leaders since 2012 and now partner with over 500 school districts across North America. Whether you’re engaging 10 stakeholders or a community of 10,000+ people, ThoughtExchange allows leaders to drive strategic discussions at scale.

Contact: Yasmine Mehtadi | Website: www.thoughtexchange.com
 

University Instructors (UI) provides impactful instructional services to our K-12 school partners—to enhance the achievement of ALL students and build local talent pipelines.

Since 1994, UI has offered education staffing and direct student services focused on proven, research-based instructional support strategies.

We use academic-support best practices and state/federal funding opportunities to align our offerings with the needs of today’s learners.

Contact  www.universityinstructors.com

The Washington Schools Risk Management Pool (WSRMP) is a self-funded non-profit risk pool composed solely of 93 public schools, seven ESDs, and their inter-local cooperatives. WSRMP exists in partnership with its members to provide their staff and student communities a safe and protected educational environment, while protecting member resources.

The founding of WSRMP was driven by a need for stable and strong risk management leadership, controlled by its members and able to constructively meet the unique needs for coverage and risk management services. Together, we keep over 500,000 students safe.

Contact Amber Garriott, Deputy Executive Director | www.wsrmp.com

Since 1967, the WSIPC Cooperative has provided comprehensive software, hardware, and technology services to our K-12 community. The foremost software solution WSIPC provides to members is the Skyward Education Management System. WSIPC’s innovative business structure directly benefits members by conquering issues, creating solutions, and absorbing costs to lessen the resource and financial burden on schools. We believe that collaboration and partnerships are vital for the WSIPC Cooperative’s growth, progress, and success; they are the cornerstones where knowledge and experience meet.

Contact Jamie Cowan | www.wsipc.org

At Workpointe, furniture is just the beginning. We also provide design services, project management, installation, inventory, warehouse and asset management – and just about anything else you can think of. Not sure exactly what you need? We’ll work with you to develop a plan that makes sense for your project and budget. But we do much more than just provide products and services. From architects to interior designers, facilities managers to general contractors, Workpointe is a trusted resource for the entire project team. We have the knowledge and experience to move things forward, within budget and on time, and make sure they’re done right.

Contact Matt Arnold | www.workpointe.com