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Thank You For Flying With Us

by Charlie Kratsch, Infinite Campus Founder and CEO

Charlie Kratsch, Founder and CEO, interacting with Katy Yates (airline employee, parent, and avid user of the Infinite Campus mobile app) at the Denver International Airport.
Wearing Infinite Campus gear has the added benefit of being a conversation starter for those who know us. Pilots and flight attendants tell stories of how, no matter where they are in the world, our apps allow them to follow their kids in school. Current students suggest new features they’d like to see...

I founded Infinite Campus in 1993 with the mission of Transforming K12 Education®. Over time, our company has grown with the belief that technology can:

  • streamline administrative processes,
  • help parents and students more closely interact with educators, and
  • serve as the foundation for personalized learning. 

After 26 years it’s clear districts across the country agree with us. Today, there are more schools in America using Infinite Campus than there are McDonald’s restaurants. 

My job has always been to design products and services that meet the current needs of K12 education and improve how schools operate. To do that job I find face-to-face interaction is the best way to both gather information and share new ideas. With a customer base as large as ours, this means a lot of travel. 

I attend User Group meetings across the country to share what’s going on with our company and to hear about the challenges facing our customers. I visit individual districts to learn how they are using Infinite Campus and to observe unique approaches they are taking. I go to conferences to interact with other companies and organizations to form standards and build shared solutions. I participate in sales presentations to find out what stakeholders are looking for and to show what we and our customers have created. And, I occasionally go on vacation. 

When I travel I usually wear clothing featuring our logo. While our apparel is high-quality and good looking, the main reason I wear it is…I get it for free. Wearing Infinite Campus gear has the added benefit of being a conversation starter for those who know us. Pilots and flight attendants tell stories of how, no matter where they are in the world, our apps allow them to follow their kids in school. Current students suggest new features they’d like to see. Former students working for the TSA, rental car agencies, and hotels share their stories of why Infinite Campus is either good or bad, making it easy to tell what kind of student they were. 

In this issue of our magazine, we are featuring a few of those stories. If you are a customer, I encourage you to share your stories with us. If you aren’t a customer yet, I hope you’ll have an Infinite Campus story to tell soon. To all, thank you for making a difference in K12 education. 

Happy travels,
Charlie


Full 2019 Travel Issue available here.