About Us

Since the launch of our first product in 1981, we have remained committed to a better experience for every user at every touchpoint. Millions of people are working smarter, engaging more, and empowering all stakeholders with Skyward technology.

About Us

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2,000+
Customers


 
7M+
Students


 
21
States


 



 
 


Our Values

Community
Collaboration
 
Everyone here is part of something bigger, and that means we spend a lot of time working together. If you do well in a team environment, you'll thrive here.
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Communication
 
Communication and culture are nearly inseparable. To excel at Skyward, you'll need to be able to get your message across with clarity and precision across multiple mediums.
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Creativity
 
The most successful technology companies are the ones most willing to take risks. We're looking for people who aren't afraid to try something new.
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Reliability
 
We have a lot of important people relying on us to meet deadlines and provide excellent service. We need to know we can count on you to make it happen.
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Focus
 
Do you excel in a project-based environment? Can you put your nose to the grindstone when needed? Focus is an essential skill for any high-performer.
Health
Fun!
 
Yes, we have an important mission, but we're only successful because we don't take ourselves too seriously. Ideal candidates should be prepared to enjoy themselves every day.
 

Our Leadership

You can't sustain more than three decades of excellence without an extraordinary group of leaders. Meet the men and women who guide our vision and our values.
 
 


 
Scott Glinski
       Scott Glinski     
Chief Executive Officer
Ray Ackerlund
Ray Ackerlund
President
Jerry King
Jerry King
   Corporate Officer   


 
Jon Oliver
Jon Oliver
Chief Operations Officer
Kevin McFerrin
Kevin McFerrin
Chief Business Development Officer
Mary Tomazin
Mary Tomazin
Chief Financial Officer
John Ackerlund
John Ackerlund
Chief Technology Officer


 
Dave Illka
Dave Ilkka
Vice President of
New Business Development
Neal Schuh
Neal Schuh
Vice President of
Systems Development
Michelle Przybylski
Michelle Przybylski
Vice President of
Application Development


 


 
Andy Lind
Andy Lind
Vice President of
Consulting & Support
Beth Gardner
Beth Gardner
Vice President of
Quality, Compliance & E-Learning
Terry Anderson
Terry Anderson
Vice President of
Corporate Operations


 

 
 

Timeline

History and Milestones
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    1980 Jim King

    1980

    Established
    Jim King & Associates is established.

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    1981

    First Customer
    Merrill Area Public School District (WI) becomes the first to adopt our school business solution.

    1981 first customer
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    1984 incorporated

    1984

    Incorporated
    We are incorporated as "School Administrative Software, Inc."

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    1994

    Skyward, Inc.
    As our reach begins to extend beyond the regional levels, the name "Skyward" is adopted.

    1994 Skyward
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    1997 Point and Click

    1997

    Point and Click
    The Point-and-Click version of our integrated School Management system is launched.

     
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    2001

    CNN Feature & WISPC
    CNN's Technology Spotlight program features Family Access.

    We partner with the Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WISPC) to deploy solutions to nearly 300 districts in WA.

    2001 WISPC
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    2009 webb-based

    2009

    Web-Based
    The first web-based version of our platform is launched.

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    2011

    Preferred Provider (TX)
    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognizes Skyward as one of only two preferred statewide Student information system providers.

    2011 preferred provider TX
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    2012 SMS

    2012

    SMS 2.0
    The School Management System 2.0 is released with an improved user interface reflecting modern Web practices.

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    2013

    Preferred Provider x2
    Rhode Island and Tennessee both select Skyward as preferred SIS provider for their districts.

    2013 preferred provider RI & TN
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    2014 new HQ break ground

    2014

    New World Headquarters
    We break ground on a new headquarters building in Stevens Point, WI.

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    2015

    Municipality Management
    Our Municipality Management Suite is implemented in Hamblen County, TN, thus bringing county government operations into the 21st century.

    2015 Municipality ERP
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    2016 new HQ

    2016

    New HQ & Qmlativ
    Our new world headquarters opens in Stevens Point, WI.

    A better SIS and ERP experience is unveiled with the announcement of Qmlativ, the next evolution of our technology.

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    2017

    Award & Milestone
    We receive a Bubbler Award as a top workplace for young professionals in Wisconsin.

    We are thrilled to welcome our 2,000th customer to the Skyward family.

    2017 Bubbler Award
 


Locations

With locations throughout the country, we aim to deliver local service to as many of our customers as possible.
 
 
World Headquarters
World Headquarters

2601 Skyward Drive
Stevens Point WI 54482
United States
Illinois Branch
Illinois Branch

2205 East Empire St, Suite D
Bloomington IL 61704
United States
Dallas/Fort Worth Branch
Dallas/Fort Worth Branch

104 Decker Court, Suite 250
Irving TX 75062
United States


 
With locations throughout the country, we aim to deliver local service to as many of our customers as possible.



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