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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Our vision is to be the preferred partner in our industry and the preferred career destination for employees.
 
2,000+
Customers


 
7M+
Students


 
21
States


 

 
 
 


Our Values

 
Delight customers

True customer satisfaction results in delighting our customers with a product that makes their jobs easier and engaging with them in ways that creates trust in our expertise. It is their happiness that will help us grow.



Inspire each other

By helping each other develop our skills both professionally and on an interpersonal level, we will grow stronger as an organization. It is the support we provide to each other that makes the biggest difference in our own success. By helping lift up the person next to you, we will all continue to elevate together.



Build something better

We need to create something much more than just what is needed by our customers. We need to go beyond and create solutions that are more than they expected. Internally, we need to continually evolve in building a better company through professional development and goals that constantly challenge us.



Develop lasting connections

In the digital world that we now live in, the connection we have with our customers, co-workers, and community are more important than ever. We need to constantly be building real connections with each other and with our customers that creates trust amongst all of us.



Enrich our communities

We are a part of the community as much as they are a part of us. By giving back and supporting these communities, we create a deeper level of success for everyone. From our customers' perspective, the communities they serve are an extension of what we provide them to make that connection more fulfilling. By helping them be more connected only reinforces our value to them day in and day out.



 
 

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   


 


 
John Ackerlund
John Ackerlund
Chief Technology
Officer
Mary Tomazin
Mary Tomazin
Chief Financial
Officer
Dave Illka
Dave Ilkka
Vice President of
New Business
Development


 


 
Tim Casey
Tim Casey
Vice President of
Implementations
Tom King
Tom King
Vice President of
Sales & Marketing
Kevin Duda
Kevin Duda
Vice President of
Product


 


 
Erin Pinter
Erin Pinter
Vice President of
Customer Success
Beth Gardner
Beth Gardner
Vice President of
Compliance
& eLearning
Neal Schuh
Neal Schuh
Vice President of
Programming


 


 
Michelle Przybylski
Michelle Przybylski
Vice President of
Systems Development
Jeff Ramlow
Jeff Ramlow
Vice President of
Internal IT &
Facilities Management


 


 

 
 

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
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    EdTech Digest Company of the Year 2019

    2019

    Company of the Year
    Skyward was recognized by EdTech Digest as its Company of the Year for 2019.

 


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
Dallas/Fort Worth Branch
Dallas/Fort Worth Branch

104 Decker Court, Suite 250
Irving TX 75062
United States


 
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