Recent Posts by Alyssa Thornley

Alyssa Thornley has spent her career working to support schools and communities in providing opportunity to all students. In positions as a teacher, professional development coordinator, and as a volunteer, she has focused on the community’s role in education, and in designing efficient programs that work for diverse needs. Alyssa leads TransACT’s customer engagement and market strategy efforts, and works to ensure innovative programs, guidance, and thought leadership from across the country’s districts are being shared and spread.
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8 Tips for Seamlessly Executing High School Events

With football games, drama performances, and graduation ceremonies, there’s always some kind of school event to plan. However, as wonderful as school events are, they can be extremely hard to plan and execute—especially if you’re a teacher or administrator tasked with planning an event on top of your daily responsibilities.

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Why Becoming a Cashless School is Only One Piece of the Puzzle

There are endless advantages to becoming a cashless school. From increasing efficiencies and offering secure payment options to improving parent communication, the benefits speak for themselves. For the folks in the financial department at your school or in your district, going cashless solves many of the pain points that plague them each day.

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Steps to Creating the Ultimate School District Communication Plan

Strong, effective communication is the cornerstone of any successful organization—and schools are no different. With today’s ever-evolving communication channels, it’s more important than ever before that school districts plan how they will communicate with parents, students, staff, and members of the community.

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Key Considerations When Choosing an Event Ticketing System for Your School

Teachers and administrators have a lot to take care of in their primary roles, before considering additional tasks such as ensuring the school musical and graduation are memorable events for all involved. The time commitment associated with planning these events is often underestimated and can even come out of their after-school hours. While everyone wants to make sure that the event is a success, leveraging technology can significantly reduce the commitment needed, which allows for more time spent on what matters most, teaching.

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