Why We Give It 100 Percent

Posted by Shivani StumpfO

November 15, 2017


A recent customer visit reminded me why we work so hard at Hoonuit — to empower educators, optimize their institutions, and transform teaching and learning.

 

I just got back from visiting a few of our analytics customers in California. I couldn’t be more proud of the impact we are making and am even more excited of all the great work that is yet to come! The 48 hour trip was a powerful reinforcement of how our work has a monumental impact on educators and students — and why we give 100 percent every day.

 

During the trip, I heard a customer describe a challenge they have been facing: “we’ve done a remarkably poor job of tracking interventions. Using only our student information system, we haven’t had the means to identify which interventions were most effective or to understand the impact of financial investments we are making. On top of that, we often haven’t understood the importance of capturing this information to begin with.” To hear that, and to then witness ear-to-ear smiles, excitement, and high-fives in the room after that customer saw a demo of our new intervention solution — that’s why we give 100 percent every day.

 

To see school districts finally able to get to the root cause of chronic absenteeism using intelligence from our solution, realize obligations students have to take care of younger siblings during school hours, institutionalize the right credit recovery program, and increase graduation rates by 5 percent. That’s why we give 100 percent every day.

 

To see a data-savvy school misuse six months of time, money, and effort putting together a 4-inch thick binder of data points that become obsolete the moment they’re printed because of lack of access to intuitive, real-time insights — that’s why we give 100 percent every day.

 

When you have teachers at high performing school districts leveraging our solutions to identify “missing” gifted kids who wouldn’t have otherwise been enrolled in an advanced placement course — a course that ultimately motivates those students to go to college — that’s why we give our 100 percent every day.

 

When you have counties investing tens of millions in schooling services as a means to centralize access to a slew of resources with no way of understanding how many students those programs are serving or if those programs are improving student outcomes — that’s why we give our 100 percent every day.

 

When you ask a group of teachers to go find information about their students — attendance, test scores, results of their last assessment, behavioral or disciplinary data — and realize the tens of hundreds of hours of effort we are helping them eliminate with a click of a button — that’s why we give our 100 percent every day.

 

When you see customers create onboarding videos for our solution because they understand how impactful this can be for every staff member, and see assistant superintendents implement a data literacy PD program for teachers as a result — that’s why we give our 100 percent every day.

 

So thank you to my team for giving it your 100 percent every day, and thank you to the educators who’ve used our platforms to affect meaningful change. Know that it is making a huge difference.

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