Alma presents ‘Role’ Call: a live discussion web series with real Alma users about the impact of Alma on different roles within learning communities. Guests join Alma hosts as they chat about how Alma SIS has improved their school operations. Throughout these discussions, you’ll hear how Alma directly impacts their role and the people they support. Check out the first episodes below!

After implementing Alma at her district in 2018, Debra Crum quickly became an Alma power user and reporting expert. In this episode Debra will share some of the ways Alma has been most impactful for her as the Compliance Reporting and Data Administrator for her district.

Debra Crum
SIS and Compliance Reporting Administrator — Wilmington Area School District  

Debra Crum has been an SIS and compliance reporting administrator for over a decade. She played a critical role in the selection and implementation of the Alma platform at Wilmington Area School District and continues to lead her district in the adoption and integration of cutting edge technology. Most recently she leveraged Alma Start to successfully implement paperless enrollment and helped support her entire district throughout the transition.

Join us for a conversation with Wilmington Area SD Superintendent, Jeff Matty, about how Alma has partnered with his district to develop solutions that address their unique needs. Alma’s hands-on support and intuitive user experience have been critical resources in overcoming many of the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

Dr. Jeffrey Matty
Superintendent— Wilmington Area School District

Dr. Jeffrey Matty is a career educator who served 23 years as a teacher and administrator before taking on the role of Superintendent at Wilmington Area School District. Jeff has been instrumental in establishing WASD as a technology leader in the region by embracing cutting-edge solutions, leading the way as the first district in the area to provide every student with a mobile device for academic use, and achieving the status of Google Reference District.


In this episode hear how Alma has been a game-changer for Garnet Valley School District. Sam Mormando, Director of Technology, Innovation and Online Learning will share how his team has streamlined communication, increasing engagement across the entire district community, and seamlessly integrated his tech stack by leveraging the Alma platform.

Sam Mormando
Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning — Garnet Valley School District

As Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning, Sam Mormando led Garnet Valley School District to become nationally recognized for innovative teaching practices. including its adoption of Open Education Resources, using Amazon’s Alexa as a learning aid for students, and developing its student-centered course design process which allows students at the secondary level to take their courses in-person, online, and/or in a blended format. Prior to this, he was an award-winning Classrooms for the Future teacher and instructional coach.

Alma SIS cannot keep growing without the continuing collaboration and partnership of educational leaders like you.

From attending Q&A sessions, panel discussions, webinars, conferences, sending us user stories, and amazing testimonials, your stories have not only impacted everyone here at Alma, but show how deeply you care about the success of your students.

Because of your critical feedback and requests to better serve your learning community’s unique needs, this year Alma has been able to create and rollout programs like:

Navigator, to give administrators a better onboarding experience and more control over workflows across their schools

App Center, to make sure your school or district is able to seamlessly integrate mission-critical 3rd party applications …

And Alma’s Spanish parent and student portal, for more accessible communication with your students and their families, increasing family engagement and promoting equitable educational practices.

Above all, we are incredibly grateful for your tenacity, creativity, care, intentionality, and commitment to the students and families you serve.

We can’t think of anything more worthy of celebration. So here’s to you!

From all of us at Alma, may you enjoy this season of gratitude, celebration, and collaboration not just in this last month of 2021 but into 2022, and beyond.

Alma will be with you every step of the way. Cheers!

Andrew Herman

Co-founder + Chief Executive Officer

Mike Oliver

Co-Founder + Head of Product

Elizabeth Long

Co-Founder + Vice President of Services