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Spirit Team Highlight: Will Ullian, iOS Software Engineer

Born December 8th, 1997, Will Ullian showed an early passion for computers and technology. This predilection manifested early in the form of an early proclivity for programing. Will started writing in C++ when he was just 11 years old, saying “I feel like computers have the possibility to do anything, [in other words] the impossible…

Feb 22 2019


Spirit Team Highlight: Chris Turner, Director of Marketing

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Chris Turner had a tumultuous childhood. He moved six times and lived in 5 states (Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, California, and Georgia) before the age of 18, finally settling in Atlanta. This process of moving and relocating allowed him to hone his ability to intuitively understand people and sparked his passion…

Feb 15 2019


Spirit Team Highlight: Clint Winter, Director of Customer Success

Clint Winter was born January 9th, 1996.  His date of birth is a rare occurrence (when in which the date is the same as the year). This peculiarity would set the precedent for Clint’s dynamic and interesting life. A firm believer in the values of hard work and ingenuity, Clint is an extremely passionate and…

Feb 8 2019


Spirit Team Highlight: Connor Ford, CEO

Born in Warrington, a small English town situated between Manchester and Liverpool, Connor Ford had a rather unorthodox upbringing. Showing an early propensity for technology, he assembled his first computer at the tender age of three. Connor then moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of ten and while his environment changed, his passion for…

Feb 1 2019


Our Most Embarrassing School Moments

You might know them as the smart, successful, high achievers we’re so lucky to have on our Spirit team, but behind every superstar there’s always a back story. We asked some of our team members what their most embarrassing school moment was, and you’re going to love the results.   Connor – Vacuumgate Doing a…

Nov 8 2017


Spirit speaks with School Growth

From SchoolGrowth.com: School Growth is a global education strategy company that was founded on the premise that expanding the leadership capacity of school administrators, board members, teachers, and other influencers is the key to achieving greater opportunity for students and economic growth for communities. [They] make learning a strategic advantage for schools. [Their] unique curriculum, coaching, and…

Aug 2 2017


We’re #AlpharettaProud

Alpharetta, GA has been our home since the beginning of Spirit and we’re quite proud of that fact. So when we were asked to speak in Alpharetta’s new #AlpharettaProud campaign, we couldn’t help but speak up. Check out what we had to say below:     And if you’re interested in joining us and the…

Jun 1 2017


Your Guide To The Best Pep Rally Games Ever

Let’s be honest, what’s the one thing every single high school student wants to do? Get asked to prom? Make an A on their Physics test? All good options but no. Truly and honestly, theres nothing better than watching their fellow students and favorite/least favorite teachers make a fool of themselves in front of the entire…

Mar 8 2017


Why Your House System Isn’t Working

So you’ve created a house system. Congratulations! House systems are a great way to involve your students in a fun and creative way. (Ten points for Gryffindor!) But you’ve run into some problems. Students never know where they need to be to earn points, your incentives don’t seem to spark interest, and you’re questioning why…

Oct 23 2016


The Power of Color

Color is a powerful force. Throughout history, it’s distinguished between enemies and allies, safety and danger, good and EVIL. Nowadays, by using color, students can fire up the playing team, provide another revenue stream to the school, and just get people to join in. Here’s how you can utilize the Power of Color.   EYE…