AASA Partners With Maker of Pixetell® to Bring Rich Messaging Solution to Schools

Jan. 21, 2010

Amy Vogt (AASA)

Bruce Carocci (Ontier Inc.)

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Association of School Administrators (www.aasa.org) has partnered with Ontier Inc. (www.pixetell.com) to make its rich communications solution, Pixetell, available to its school district members. Pixetell is web-based software that enables users to quickly add voice, screen recordings and video to e-mail and electronic documents. AASA is partnering with Ontier in the distribution effort aimed initially at AASA’s 11,000 school superintendent members.

"AASA is pleased to offer a powerful technology tool like Pixetell to our membership," said AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech. "School system leaders will find Pixetell is an effective, easy-to-use tool for communicating important messages with staff, parents and the entire school community."

AASA members who use Pixetell enthusiastically endorse it. Chris Gaines, who serves as superintendent of the Wright City, Mo., R-11 School District, has found myriad applications for Pixetell messages in his communications with staff, students, parents and others.

“Pixetell allows us to get the same message to everyone. Instead of having four to six separate meetings where the message can get tweaked, now everyone is getting the same thing,” Gaines said. Gaines’ use of Pixetell was the subject of a Jan. 12 article in AASA’s Leader’s Edge e-newsletter.

Pixetell has also received favorable reviews by teachers as an instructional tool that can improve learning outcomes for students, and increase parental involvement in their child’s education. “It is always a good feeling when your product can play a role in improving educational outcomes” said Sebastian Rapport, Ontier Inc. CEO. “In addition, AASA is a great partner.”

About AASA
The American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders across the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, please visit www.aasa.org.


About Ontier
Ontier Inc. is the maker of Pixetell® all-in-one visual communication and collaboration software which enables you to Say it. Show it. Send it. It provides the quickest way to communicate visual subject matter with absolute clarity. Pixetell is Windows 7 ready and supports Windows XP and Vista. A Macintosh version is due out later this year. Pixetell is available through monthly or annual subscriptions. Ontier was founded in early 2008 in Portland, Ore.