Special Thanks to Our Corporate Partners!

Friends of Texas Public Schools (FOTPS) is committed to educating Texans about the strengths and achievements of Texas public schools. Generous donations from our Corporate Partners help us promote Texas Public Schools and will be used specifically to assist with the costs of marketing, advertising, and the production of high-profile regional and statewide events. To become a FOTPS corporate partner, please email Jennifer Storm at jstorm@fotps.org.


Education Service Center 8

Region 8 Education Service Center is one of 20 Regional Education Service Centers within Texas which assists school districts in improving student performance and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of school operations. As a non-regulatory agency, our relationship with our clients is collaborative and supportive. reg8.net

Estes, McClure & Associates, Inc. Engineering and Consulting

EMA is an MEP engineering and consulting firm located in Tyler, Dallas, Austin, and Houston, Texas. Since 1974, EMA has provided engineering and consulting services to architects and educational owners all across Texas. Our mission is to offer a customer-focused approach to engineering. We have extensive experience in MEP designs, sustainable designs, commissioning, facility assessments and energy consulting. estesmcclure.com


From planning to design and construction to warranty, you can trust Gallagher to be with you every step. Through a variety of services and programs ranging from bond election planning to warranty coordination, you can trust that your project is in the best, most capable hands and the end result will be something you can be proud of. gallaghertx.com

Government Capital Corporation

Government Capital Corporation (GCC) has established itself as the leader in public finance with their expertise, thousands of successful financing projects nationwide, and their full range of innovative financial services. govcap.com


For more than 100 years, our commitment and involvement in the community has been an important part of the way we do business. HEB.com


Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising operates over 150 outdoor advertising companies and 63 transit companies. lamar.com

Northwest Evaluation Association

Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). More than 7,400 partners in U.S. schools, districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre-kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators’ ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and data interpretation. nwea.com


Percussion Software creates products to make great websites. We believe anyone should be able to create, update, and manage websites that look great on any device, engage and delight visitors, and help drive business growth.

For school districts specifically, we create feature rich websites with a back end technology that allows districts to manage their own websites, both at the central office & school site level, instantly & easily. This way content is always fresh and up to date. Our hosting and CMS SaaS component are quite competitive in the market and we ensure that through search engine optimization, traffic is driven to your website when it should be. In addition, we have many other web features focused on what your parents, staff and students need. Our focus is to bring your community to you, inside and out. percussion.com

Powell & Leon

Powell & Leon, LLP is founded on an uncompromising commitment to client service. The firm has a comprehensive and diverse education law practice. Our experience representing public schools and other educational institutions in all facets of education law have contributed to our statewide prominence in the area of Texas school law.

Schneider Electric

A global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric makes energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green. schneider-electric.com


Stantec is one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms specializing in design for the education sector. stantec.com


Texas A&M University-Commerce provides a personal, accessible, and affordable educational experience for a diverse community of learners. We engage in creative discovery and dissemination of knowledge and ideas for service, leadership, and innovation in an interconnected and dynamic world. tamuc.com


The mission of the Texas Association of School Administrators is to promote, provide and develop leaders who create and sustain student-centered schools and develop future-ready students.tasanet.org

Texas Rural Education Association

Texas Rural Education Association’s mission is to promote quality educational opportunities and experiences for all children from rural public schools in Texas which will enable them to compete in a global society. txrea.com


Trane’s focus is on reliability, sustainability and energy use reduction. We at Trane make buildings perform better through the use of our industry leading technologies. trane.com

UNT College of Education

The University of North Texas (UNT) College of Education is regionally and nationally recognized for excellence in preparing leaders in the human service and educational spheres of public, private and corporate institutions. coe.unt.edu

VLK Architects

VLK Architects is a full-service architectural design firm. With great success since our inception in 1984, we grew from three partners to one of the largest architectural firms in Texas with offices in Fort Worth and Houston. Our design expertise revolves around decades of technical practice and standards that make us a leading innovator in design and architectural service. We have earned numerous design awards, have multiple CHPS and LEED® certified projects and have worked for clients across the state, enjoying a majority share of repeat business. vlkarchitects.com