LivingTree Acquires ClassMessenger

We’re excited to announce that we’ve acquired ClassMessenger. We’ve worked with the impressive ClassMessenger team for the past few weeks to ensure a seamless transition for ClassMessenger users. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome ClassMessenger into the LivingTree family and ClassMessenger CEO Keith McSpurren to our Advisory Board. A quick FAQ on this exciting […] read more...

Dean Drako Acquires LivingTree, a K-12 Family Engagement Company

Drako to Amplify LivingTree Tiered Social Network® Development and Cybersecurity Strength AUSTIN, TX, November 30, 2016 – LivingTree, a K-12 family engagement platform provider, today announced that Dean Drako, founder and former CEO of cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks, has acquired the company. Drako’s multi-million dollar investment will accelerate LivingTree’s customer growth and development of its Tiered […] read more...

Five Steps to Engaging in the New School Year

Over the last four years, our team has had the opportunity to work with schools and districts around the United States and world to increase parent engagement. We’ve seen a few simple behaviors that drive successful programs. Some of these are basic framework for any program, however, we thought we’d share as we’ve seen them […] read more...

There’s a PLATFORM for that

There’s an app for that. In 2016 there’s an app (or a dozen) for every need and / or want we can imagine. Education technology is no different. Every week there’s another app for behavior, communication, attendance, you name it. They’re free! The teachers will drive them! But when is enough enough? When is one […] read more...

Lori Genzer’s LivingTree Story

LivingTree Pride – Lori Genzer, LivingTree Senior Relationship Manager Teaching has always been a passion for Lori Genzer. “Nothing beats that light bulb moment when you see those eyes light up with understanding.” Because Lori’s elementary school served many ESL students and parents, communicating with her parents was a major challenge, and two-way conversation with a parent […] read more...

Connecting teachers, parents, and students in ONE place!

After Gretchen Kasper-Hoffman’s first year of student teaching in one of Houston’s inner-city schools, Gretchen knew she wanted to continue her career educating students in urban school communities. Gretchen chose the k-12 education field because she desired to make a difference in the world, and she firmly believes “education is the most important thing.” Gretchen […] read more...

LivingTree Strengthens Parent Engagement

http://www.mommyteaches.com/2015/09/livingtree-strengthens-parent-engagement/ Parental Engagement is a must in my book. Right from the very start of the year, I feel the need to connect with the teachers for both of my boys. I begin the introduction on the second day via email. I want them to know that I know education is a group and community […] read more...

Communication is Key in Staying Engaged in Your Child’s Education

http://quemeanswhat.com/parent-teacher-communication-is-key/ Ongoing research shows that family engagement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores parents’ confidence in their children’s education. (NEAtoday.org) Parents are their children’s most important people in their education career and teachers are second. In my personal conversations with other parents, I have learned that how well they ‘like’ their child’s teacher […] read more...

LivingTree Surpasses 16 Million Points of Engagement as Students Return to School

AUSTIN, TX, September 01, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — LivingTree has enabled over sixteen million points of engagement between parents, teachers, students and school administrators. Communities are achieving unprecedented levels of partnership with LivingTree’s online/mobile app that helps foster and deepen overall communication and parent engagement. Since it 2012 launch, LivingTree has quickly grown to one of […] read more...