Hero Company News

Another Year In The Books

The evolution of Hero. Schools across the country are adopting new approaches to student behavior. We evangelized a hypothesis: the best way to motivate students to exhibit great behavior is by recognizing the things they do right more than the things they do wrong. We build products that help schools do this on a daily basis. The impact to school climate and culture, attendance, and academic performance are noteworthy. At the end of every school year, our teams reconnoiter over data, conversations with our customers, and the outcomes we’ve helped drive. This year, we noticed new energy, compassion, and fidelity across our schools. Entire administrative teams, teaching staff, students and even parents are rallying together, creating learning environments based on positivity. Building schools that...

written June 29, 2018 by Bryan Landaburu

Hero K12 Now Integrates with Clever Secure Sync for Easier, More Secure Data Transfer

Hero K12 partnership with Clever means schools can set up their Hero accounts faster and with added security for student data MIAMI LAKES, Florida – June 25, 2018 – Hero K12, which is a web-based platform teachers use to emphasize and reward students for positive behavior, has partnered with Clever Secure Sync for data integration. Adding Clever integration capabilities means that schools can quickly and securely synchronize data from their SIS (student information system) to Hero K12 for rapid set up of new accounts. Click to Tweet. Clever Secure Sync is used by many educational applications for seamless and secure data transfer. This makes it much easier for schools to onboard with Hero because data is made immediately available. “Clever makes it much simpler,...

written June 26, 2018 by Jessica Mitchell

We are Thrilled to Welcome SchoolMint to the Hero K12 Family

I take great pride in the fact that each day when I go to work, we are helping schools recognize students in a positive way. The saying goes, the world can be a better place if you make a difference in the life of a child. Simple, recognition. It resonates with all of us. At Hero, we built our entire brand on the concept of heroism. In our world, that has traditionally meant the administrators, teachers, and students. It takes all three to drive school climate. Hero is in business to have a profound, positive impact on student behavior, making school a better place to work, learn and grow. Education is increasingly driven by technology. Technologies that make a school operate more efficiently. Applications that...

written October 30, 2017 by Bryan Landaburu

Hero K12 Announces Equity Partner, $150M of Available Capital for Expanded EdTech Platform

Hero K12 will invest in education technology businesses that expand its breadth of solutions, delivering an integrated platform to help educators create safe, connected, positive learning environments. Hero K12’s student behavior management applications make a profound impact on student behavior and, therefore, learning. Chief Executive Officer Mark MacDonald commented, “The EdTech marketplace continues to experience significant transformation as schools increase their reliance on technology. Educators are looking for proven software solutions to impact everything from classroom teaching to creating positive, connected school environments. We have a world-class team of industry executives at Hero K12, who bring operating, strategic and marketing expertise to our group of portfolio companies. Our partnership with BV Investment Partners gives us access to additional funding and we are excited to...

written June 19, 2017 by Bryan Landaburu

Hero’s New Growth Initiative

Hero K12 is launching a new growth initiative of investments, acquisitions, and integrations of early and mid-stage education technology companies. The result will be a set of integrated applications working to make schools better, safer places to work, learn, and grow. Education technology executive, Oliver Wreford, has joined the Hero K12 leadership team as chief product and strategy officer to drive Hero’s acquisition and investment efforts. The intent of this effort is to build a platform of companies that work together to solve broader challenges schools face and which focus on connecting stakeholders within the school community. Equipping educators with new types of data, analysis tools, and process automation can help them foster positive school cultures with improved learner outcomes and stronger communities. Wreford...

written April 12, 2017 by Bryan Landaburu

Hero’s Wildly Important Goal for 2017: Customer Success

2016 was a great year, but we have even higher hopes for 2017. Hero President Mark MacDonald shares his vision for the year ahead. The fire is crackling, the snow is falling, the stockings were hung by the chimney with care…ok, you get the picture.  Happy New Year, and a sincere thank you to all our school partners for choosing to change the culture and climate of your schools by working with Hero. 2016 was a really great year: Our list of customers continued to grow. We are now serving schools in 43 states! We revamped our on-boarding program which will help schools start using Hero faster. We launched Hero Homeroom, a place where Hero educators can connect with one another, complete challenges, and...

written January 9, 2017 by Mark MacDonald

Our customers say it best.

  • "Our focus on improving school culture is paying off. Teachers report fewer behavioral problems, disciplinary referral rates have dropped, and more parents are choosing Finger Lake for their children’s education. "

    Susan Steele

    Principal, Finger Lake Elementary

  • "I've been doing this work for 23 years. There's no doubt in my mind that Hero has been a major contributor to all that is positive at Lyons Creek Middle School."

    Horace Hamm, Principal

    Lyons Creek Middle School

  • "Hero reminds me to always be doing what is expected of me and encourage my friends to do the same."


    Cleveland School of the Arts


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