Standard For Success was named a Finalist today in the Customer Service Department of the Year – Public Services & Education category in the 13th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

Standard For Success was a past winner (2018 Silver & 2017 Bronze) in this category as well as the People’s Choice awards winner in 2018.  The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie placements from among the Finalists will be revealed during a gala banquet on Friday, February 22 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  More than 600 professionals from across the globe are expected to attend.

More than 2,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry, from 45 nations, were evaluated in this year’s competition. Approximately 34% of the more than 2,700 nominations considered in this year’s awards program are recognized as Finalists. They were determined by the average scores of more than 150 professionals worldwide, working in seven specialized judging committees.

Standard for Success continued to maintain a high level of customer support and deliver a quality solution to schools while acquiring STAGES software in 2018 and supporting 200 additional school corporations.  “Our client engagement and support team, led by CTO Alan Degener, do a fabulous job being responsive to our clients.  As a team of former educators and edtech professionals, we understand the importance of timely feedback and problem solving.  I am extremely proud of our team and their commitment to our clients.” Stated Todd Whitlock, CEO, Standard for Success.

“The 2019 judges were very impressed by the caliber of this year’s nominations, which set another record for this competition.  The quality of the accomplishments outlined in every Finalist nomination was remarkable,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “We look forward to announcing the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements in Las Vegas next month.”

Alan Degener, Standard for Success CTO, states, “Our team is dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients. The SFS family of schools have come to expect our customer service to be the best in the business and our staff continues to perform at those levels.  It is great for their hard work to be recognized.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About Standard For Success

Standard For Success is a software and consulting company co-founded by four educators to help schools and businesses collect, curate, and analyze staff evaluation data to drive professional growth.  SFS currently serves more than 400 schools and businesses in 20 states.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at