Caisson Honors Teachers: Donates to Local School

This week, Teacher Appreciation Week, we announce the start of Caisson's Charitable Giving Program focused on giving back to area schools.

Our region's education institutions are near and dear to our heart. Caisson has helped deliver telecom to schools since it began in 2005. Currently, we have 17 schools as clients. In 2008, Caisson President, Brian Wade was a guest speaker at a school facility managers conference. There he spoke about telecom challenges unique to school facilities and strategies for managing services and lowering costs. Caisson is proud to provide telecom consulting for educational software company, DreamBox Learning. And, on a personal level, we are parents of children attending, or who are about to attend K-8 in Seattle. 

So, in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we announce the start of Caisson's Charitable Giving Program. Right now, our focus is on education with an emphasis on improving technology in local schools.

As with most starts, our first donation is humble. Still, it is with deep appreciation for Gatewood Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher, Mr. Skeffington that Caisson donates Califone® headphones for his in-classroom, active-learning computer lab.

From Califone's website:

Califone headphones and headsets are built to deliver auditory information for use in individual sound fields, hearing systems and assistive listening centers by teachers, speech pathologists and students in K-12 classrooms, Title 1 programs, assessments, libraries and other school uses.


Gatewood Elementary School kindergartener prepares to play DreamBox Learning using a Caisson-donated headset.

Gatewood Elementary School kindergartener prepares to play DreamBox Learning using a Caisson-donated headset.

Valued School Customers, did you know...

E-Rate Schools and Libraries Program provides discounts on telecom, Internet access and internal connections to eligible schools and libraries.

A big part of our affinity for schools comes from what we see in our work. Today's schools are in a unique position with regard to IT infrastructure. So much of learning is going online. Network security is an ongoing issue. Schools need robust Wi-Fi networks, public networks, office administration networks, and all of them need to be connected to high speed Internet access. Schools need sophisticated firewalls to prioritize traffic and network security. E-911 must be activated. The list goes on. And the cost goes up.

Check out Universal Service Administration Company's E-Rate Schools and Libraries Program. Or give us a call and we'll help (206) 420-0140. And thanks again for all that you do!