(July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018)

Click the link below to access the
2017-2018 Corporate Sponsor Package

If you have any questions about sponsorship,
please contact Stan Whitlock
Tel: (404) 558-1079
Thank you!

GISA truly appreciates the following Corporate Sponsors
and all they do to support our Member Schools! 

Be sure to contact them to assist you with any of their fine products and services.


 ACT 200x90 ACT

ACT Tessera is an all-in-one, multifaceted solution that gives students, parents, teachers, and schools a comprehensive view of existing student social and emotional skills and strengths, as well as recommended resources and strategies to address areas that may require increased focus.

Chris (Christine) Hansen
State Lead – Georgia, Virginia, and West Virginia
Client Relations
Mobile: 319.512.8922



EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

Offering a depth of industry expertise across key lines of insurance, including commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, unique  specialty program insurance, and private client services, EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants is fast becoming one of the top retail insurance brokers in the U.S.  With its southeast region office (formerly The McCart Group)  based in Atlanta, 25 locations across 12 states, and corporate headquarters in San Francisco, EPIC has a nationwide presence. This year’s Business Insurance magazine ranks EPIC as the 23rd largest broker of U.S. business and is also ranked #6 in this year’s Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top P&C Brokers and Agents List.

Pete Smith, VP & Principal
Tel: 678-475-5755

 Lighthouse Logo 122208 Lighthouse Counsel

Lighthouse Counsel partners with independent schools to increase mission awareness, organizational effectiveness and philanthropic support. Its core services include fundraising counsel (from campaign studies and counsel to advancement plans) and strategic planning.

Jeff Jowdy, President

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Mauldin & Jenkins is a CPA firm that specializes in serving the not-for-profit educational industry. We have provided audit, tax and consulting services since 1918. Let us help you and your school!



Aleisa Howell, Partner
Tel: 770-980-2364

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Taylor Hart Odom
Senior Partnership Associate
Tel: 703-955-7340

 parker-uniforms-x300  Parker School Uniforms

Parker School Uniforms has been providing superior uniforms for 85 years. We service over 1000 schools, with 6 convenient retail locations in Georgia. We partner with our schools to create the brand they want. We do our best to be the best …. to every customer, every day.


Customer Service
Tel: 800-736-1511

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Regent Ducas
Tel: 850-332-5778




SchooLinguist, a cloud-based digital recording solution, assists K-12 schools in improving student communication and collaboration skills. By providing an innovative two-way platform, SchooLinguist’s provides experiential learning opportunities by allowing students to record, listen, re-listen and submit audio of any nature to teachers any time. Teachers can listen, re-listen and respond any time. And it all takes place within the same application! No extra emails or files to transfer. SchooLinguist is currently used in Foreign Language, Fine Arts, and Debate programs, but the use of SchooLinguist is limited only by your imagination.

 SteerSmart Steer Smart
Aprio-150 Aprio, LLP

Aprio is a premier CPA-led business advisory firm where thriving associates serve thriving clients. Our purpose is clear: we advise clients so that they can achieve what’s next, whatever that may be. More than just a CPA partner, we work closely with you to provide proactive advice and services that help ensure that your business operations support the growth of your school.

Justin Elanjian
Senior Manager
Tel: 770-353-7109

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For more information on School Programs and discounted tickets, please contact Jordan Lorino.

Jordan Lorino
Assistant, School Programs
Tel: 404-878-3809

bt Bennett Thrasher, LLP

Bennett Thrasher Technology Services offers powerful and flexible managed services that deliver the reliability and performance your school demands, as well as defend against the loss of productivity due to unplanned interruptions. We work with your to develop a technology road map and master plan customized to fit your school’s needs.

Jim Dougherty, Director
Tel:  678-672-2242

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Stacy Howell
Regional Director
Tel: 706-614-5469

Clark Nexsen Clark Nexsen

Our people set us apart. As architects, engineers, and planners, we inquire, challenge, and collaborate to discover transformative solutions. Our process crosses disciplines to inspire innovation. Through partnership with our clients, we develop spaces and experiences that profoundly impact those who interact with them.

Nick Vaughn
Architect / Associate
Tel: 478-314-1245

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Creech Roddey Watson Insurance is one of the leading independent insurance agencies specializing in all forms of insurance for Private Schools. Creech Roddey Watson Insurance strives to offer you quality coverage, a high level of professional service, and a long-term relationship.

Robbie Nalley
Tel: 803-775-1168

 DonorSearch DonorSearch

Using sophisticated modeling and advanced analytics, DonorSearch provides development staff with prospect research services that help them identify, qualify, and build relationships with 30% more potential major gift donors.

Michelle Tran
Marketing Events Coordinator
Tel: 443-372-8589

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Earth Networks operates a hyperlocal network of 10,000+ climate and 1,500 lightning sensors across the U.S. that interconnect to capture real-time weather data. This intelligence can be used to enhance instruction in the classroom and in addition, keep your school informed about approaching severe weather so you can plan day-to-day operations and athletic programs accordingly.

Anna Porteus
Director, Marketing Communications
Tel: 301-250-4156

 EdgeBusiness 200x90 Edge Business Systems

Edge is a local authorized dealer for office technology. We represent Xerox, Toshiba, HP and Lexmark for printers, scanners, copiers, and wide format. Edge also offers software solutions for print management, scanning and document management.


Rick Duerr, Partner
Tel:  404-993-1428

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For 30+ years, EdwardsCo has worked with independent day and boarding schools to develop and launch meaningful brand strategies, compelling communications, and beautiful design to ensure your institution STANDS OUT. We specialize in increasing demand, selectivity, and alumni engagement through exceptional educational branding and strategy, enrollment communications, and advancement communications.

Maria Kadison 
President & CEO
Tel:  617-651-0522



FACTS | RenWeb
FACTS | RenWeb is committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS | RenWeb offers a comprehensive suite of services that includes tuition management, financial aid assessment, a learning management system, donor management, and online application and enrollment.Jana Kane
Regional Vice President
Tel:  404-433-0911
Firestorm is the nationally recognized leader in school preparedness, crisis planning, crisis management, and consequence management. Firestorm has provided hundreds of schools support both onsite and virtually, since 2005. Preparedness is an continuous improvement process, not a budget constraint.


Jim Satterfield
Tel:  678-892-4100

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Flynn O’Hara Uniforms is the largest privately-owned supplier and retailer of high-quality school uniforms, gym wear, and medical attire in the United States. Since 1972 we have remained family owned-and-operated, providing industry leading quality and customer support to over half a million students each year. We are honored to be a sponsor of Georgia Independent School Association!


Eireann Flynn, VP Sales & Marketing
Tel: 215-637-4600

Gilbane Building Company Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction-related services — from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services — for clients across various markets. Gilbane, a family-owned company, is ranked the #1 K-12 Builder by Building Design and Construction (2016).

Brian Steed
Tel: 678-282-1313

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Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) to lower costs on everything from food to supplies to building materials.


Bob Morris
Director of Business Development
Tel:  770-953-3026

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For 18 years we have provided global and domestic student tours that are designed to open a student’s heart through service and to expand their global worldview. Our tours include Cultural and Language Immersion, US/World History, Senior Class Adventures, Global Missions and International Student Travel.Michael Mauk, Director of Business Development
Tel: 469-261-4376
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Magnus Health is the most innovative way to collect, track, and manage student health information.


Marlene Chotkowski
Digital Marketing Specialist
Tel: 609-947-3277

metz Metz Culinary Management

Culinary Dining & Environmental Services


Jack Brill
Vice-President Business Development
Tel: 941-554-4701

Mills Uniforms Mills Uniform Company



Margie Sanford
Sales Director
Tel: 713-468-1303

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Our Fundraising Search
The mission of Our Fundraising Search is to assist non-profits with their fundraising needs in order for them to have a lasting impact on those they serve. Comprehensive services include: annual fund counsel, board training, capital campaign counsel, development assessment, planned giving basics, and development search. 


Dr. Linda McNay, Consultant
Tel: 404-875-6754

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Payscape provides school administration with financial technologies that allow them to accept payments, streamline their business, and increase cash flow.”

Our dedication to payment technology and industry innovation is consistent; our mission is clear: to make it simple for schools to collect money. Whether you accept credit cards at your school store, process payments on your mobile phone, operate camps and programs using an online registration software, or accept and track online donations, Payscape offers financial products and services guaranteed to satisfy your cash flow needs.

Amanda Gross
Account Manager
Tel:  404-445-7794

RockRanch The Rock Ranch

The Rock Ranch is a 1500-acre ranch created by Chick-Fil-A founder, S. Truett Cathey and dedicated to “Growing Healthy Families.” The Rock Ranch hosts educational field trips, Taste the World, cultural, Middle School field trips, proms, team building, leadership retreats, Family Days events, conferences, festivals, and agritourism.

Adam Pugh
Senior Director of Marketing & Operations
Tel: 706-647-6374

SchoolGrowth School Growth

School Growth is a global K-12 education training and services company that leverages learning as a competitive advantage for schools. We believe talented, energized, engaged educators change the world, and that such an ideal team can be achieved through more strategic human resources and professional development.

Tammy Barron, Senior Partner
Tel: 770-713-2027


Smith & Howard

Smith & Howard, PC
With an unusual mix of technical expertise, business savvy and private school knowledge, Smith & Howard fulfills dual roles of accountants and business advisors to private schools. Providing information and guidance on trends and fundamentals for governing and operating your organization, we can help you see the big picture, while working with you to make the best day-to-day business decisions.

Misty Olive, Marketing Coordinator
Tel:  404-874-6244
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Southern Teachers Agency is the premier placement agency for independent schools in the South. Our mission is to help schools in the south hire talented teachers and leaders so that our member schools may offer the best possible education to their students.


Carey Goodman, Director
Tel: 434-295-9122

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Security Integrator


Rodney Holder, Business Development
Tel: 404-326-0329

Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is designated as the “Official Ball Supplier of the GISA.”

Craig Kalb, Territory Manager
Tel: 678-428-4489 


 gsfc_logo_2009 Georgia Student Finance Commission

GSFC assists Georgia student in achieving their educational goals by administering financial aid, state aid, and advocating for Georgia students. We also administer HOPE Scholarship along with other state aid.

Darryl Watson
Associate Vice-President of Outreach
Tel:  404-309-5822

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Prepare for success as a leader in a Christian school. The only graduate leadership program taught from a Christian liberal arts perspective within the greater Boston area, Gordon’s Master of Arts in Leadership and Education Specialist in Leadership degrees offer an unparalleled approach.


Mary Riso, Program Administrator, Division of Education
Tel: 978-867-4315

Invictus-logo-CS6 Invictus Consulting, LLC

Experts at evaluating security risks to your school, our goal is to help safeguard your most valuable resources and assets. We provide emergency planning, business continuity planning, system design and engineering, security management, and OSHA audits and training.


Dan Stephens, Partner, Director of Tactical Division
Tel: 678-894-4408

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Law Firm


Benjamin J. Brooks, Partner
Tel: 404-815-3705

Altera-StateBank-Web-Logo (200x82) State Bank & Trust 
State Bank is one of Georgia’s best capitalized banks, serving businesses and educational institutions in greater Atlanta and Middle Georgia with the perfect combination of high tech solutions and high touch service.
Alvin Holston
Commercial Banker
Tel:  404-266-4348  

Event Calendar


April 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Deadline to Register for MS Chess
  • Campaign Success: A Case Study
  • Curriculum Comes First, but Classroom Mgmt Does Too!
  • Deadline to Register for MS Quiz Bowl
  • TENNIS: State Individual Tournament
  • Middle School Soccer Invitational
  • Middle School Baseball Invitational
  • High School Quiz Bowl
  • TENNIS: State Team Tournament
  • CHESS: Elem/Middle School Tournament
  • TRACK: State Meet
  • TRACK: State Meet
  • Middle School Quiz Bowl
  • GOLF: AA State Tournament
  • GOLF: AAA State Tournament

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