By Lauren Cybulski, M.Ed – Director of Independent & Charter Schools, Alma
At Alma, we are proud to be a team populated largely by former educators. We’ve been in the trenches, experienced the challenges of the classroom, and understand the needs of teachers. That’s why we’re so excited about the features that Alma offers — features that we wish we’d had when we were teaching. Our staff brings a unique perspective to the table, one of optimism, confidence, wit, collaboration, and clarity. We’re eager to share their thoughts on how Alma could have made their jobs so much easier and more fulfilling.
Corinne, a former teacher, raved about Alma’s curriculum feature. “I love this and never had anything like it when I was teaching,” she said. “The ability to streamline and digitize curriculum planning is a game-changer, offering a level of organization and efficiency that’s simply unmatched.”
Kelly W. echoed Corinne’s enthusiasm, highlighting the ease of using Alma’s gradebook and attendance features. “Very easy gradebook and attendance!” she exclaimed. She also praised Alma’s messaging capabilities, noting how much simpler it is to communicate with classes.
Monica chimed in with her own praise for Alma’s communication features. “Messaging parents!” she stated. She recalled a time when she had to call a parent during class due to behavior issues, but suggested that an email through Alma would have been much easier.
Kelly L. was thrilled with the all-in-one nature of Alma. “Everything is all in one place – it’s a one stop shop. I used to have to navigate to different platforms for messaging, reporting, entering grades, and taking attendance,” she shared.
Heather appreciated the simplicity of Alma’s interface. “Attendance is so easy to take from the landing home page! And easy navigation to all the important places!” she said.
Mike, a former front office admin, was excited about the possibilities with Alma. “As a front office admin, all the possibilities with attendance management, and bulk messaging!” he shared.
The common thread among all these testimonials? Alma is designed to make life easier for educators. It’s a platform that understands the needs of teachers because it was created by people who have been in their shoes. With Alma, educators can reclaim their time, and spend less of it on administrative tasks, and more of it on what matters most: teaching our kids.
At Alma, we’re not just hopeful about the future of education — we’re data-driven and forward-thinking. And we’re excited to continue innovating and partnering with educators to make a difference in the classroom.