SOURCE: Skyward, Inc.

Skyward, Inc.

September 23, 2014 06:00 ET

Skyward Debuts 2015 Leader in Excellence Award

Program Recognizes K-12 Districts and Individuals Using Skyward to Improve Education

STEVENS POINT, WI--(Marketwired - September 23, 2014) - Skyward, Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, is accepting entries for the inaugural Leader in Excellence Award. The annual program recognizes K-12 districts and individuals using Skyward to improve education and inspire new ideas and initiatives.

"The Leader in Excellence Award enables us to celebrate and share the remarkable accomplishments by school districts and educators across the country," said Ray Ackerlund, vice president of marketing and product management at Skyward. "School management systems play a critical role in a school district's success, and we look forward to hearing first-hand the positive impact of Skyward on school management and student performance."

Any K-12 school district or district employee who used Skyward School Management System during the 2014-2015 school year is eligible to enter the program. Nominees must demonstrate their district has made improvement by using the School Management System, and a Skyward account executive, project manager, product manager or team leader must be used as a reference for the district or individual. The closing date for entries is Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. CDT and winners will be announced in early 2015.

Individuals, who are leaders that inspire peers through their use of Skyward software, and school districts, that have special knowledge or expertise about the K-12 environment with the use of Skyward software to change education in a positive way, will receive the award. Winners will earn a free registration to the 2015 Skyward International Conference (iCon) and be recognized for their success at a presentation ceremony on March 12, 2015, at the TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

For more information and to submit an entry for the Leader in Excellence Award visit here.

For more than 30 years, Skyward has provided the best administrative software and IT consulting services to K-12 school districts in the United States and around the world. Skyward provides industry-leading school administrative software that empowers educators to effectively integrate, manage and analyze all critical education data, including student information, academic performance, finance and human resources. For more information on Skyward administrative software and IT consulting services for K-12 districts, visit

About Skyward

Skyward is a leading provider of K-12 school administrative software that surpasses districts' needs in state reporting, improves operational capabilities, and opens communication between schools and families. Today, the Skyward School Management System™ is used in more than 1,600 school districts worldwide, ranging from districts with as few as 50 students to statewide implementations supporting more than 800,000 students. Founded in 1980, Skyward serves school districts with its integrated student, finance, and human resources suite of products and is proudly made and supported in the United States. To learn more, visit

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