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Provider

Saxon, HMH Supplemental Publishers, Inc., a part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (HMH)

Contact Information

Primary

Chris Whetzel
21000 E 120th. Ave
Commerce City, CO 80022

Phone: (303) 475-920
Email: chris.whetzel@hmhpub.com

Secondary

Tajauna Beres
10801 N. MoPac Expy
Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78759

Phone: (512) 795-2736
Email: tajauna.beres@hmhpub.com

General Information

Website: saxonpublishers.hmhco.com/en/saxonpublishers.htm
Screenshots / Demo: saxonpublishers.hmhco.com/en/onlineactivitiesk-3s.htm
Effectiveness Data: saxonpublishers.hmhco.com/en/resources/rchome.htm and saxonpublishers.hmhco.com/en/resources/result_c.htm?src1=4&p=1
Type of Organization: For Profit Company
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 30
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Comprehensive & Effective Planning
Content Curriculum Programs
Curriculum Alignment
Educator Effectiveness
Instruction
Leadership
Professional Development
Student
Family and Community Support
Technology
Specific Content Area :
Mathematics, Phonics, Social Studies

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

Bear Creek K–8, Lakewood, CO
Contact: Mary Beth Keen, Assistant Principal
Phone: 303-982-8714
1,145 students

Fowler Elementary School, Fowler, CO
Contact: Steve Grasmick, Superintendent/Principal
Phone: 719-263-4224
275 students

Normandy Elementary, Littleton, CO
Contact: Elizabeth Costello, Principal
Phone: 303-982-4766

Pueblo District 70, Pueblo, CO
Contact: Ginger Andenucio, Assistant Superintendent
Phone: 719-542-0220
3,850 multiple elementary campuses

The Classical Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Contact Person: Susan Stone, Curriculum Leader
Phone: 719-265-9766
2,500 students on multiple campuses

Recent References:

Madison School District
Siri Pinnock, Curriculum Director
290 N 1st E.
Rexburg, ID
Cell: 208-201-5871
Phone: 208-359-3300
Fax: 208-359-3345
PinnockS@mail.d321.k12.id.us
Description: Uses Saxon Math K-6 and is one of the top three districts in Idaho.

Seattle Public Schools
Andhra Lutz, Principal
1600 S Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: 206-252-8000
Fax: 206-252-8001
amlutz@seattleschools.org
Description: Has used Intermediate 4-5 in an intervention setting (2nd math class) for two years with great success.

Brenham Independent School District
Kathy Campbell
711 E Mansfield, Brenham, TX
Phone 979-277-3700
Fax 979-277-3701
kathyc@brenhamisd.net
Description: Has been using Math 3 through Course 3 for special education for five years.

Putnam County Schools
Melanie Bussell
1400 E Spring St, Cookeville, TN 38506
Phone: 931-526-9777
Fax: 931-528-6942
busselm@k12tn.net
Description: Using the Grade 3 Kit through Course 3 for special education with great success since January 2009.

Hereford Independent School District
Mark Stokes
601 N 25 Mile Ave
Hereford, TX 79045
Phone: 806-364-0606
Fax: 806-364-7699
markstokes@herefordisd.net
Description: Adopted Saxon K-5 in 2008 with great results. Bought Courses 1-3 and Algebra 1 and Adaptations in 2009.

Frankton-Lapel Community Schools
Lapel Elementary School
Woody Fields, Principal
2865 S State Rd. 13
Lapel, IN 46051
Phone: 765-534-3101
Fax: 765-534-4426
wfields@flcs.k12.in.us
Description: Has used Saxon Math for over 12 years; also uses Saxon Phonics and Spelling. Recently readopted Saxon Math K–5.

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt provides products and services to schools and districts in all 50 states and around the world. For additional information about our customers, please contact the individuals listed above.
In addition to those references listed above, HMH Supplemental Publishers, Inc. provides products/services in all 50 states.

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

HMH Supplemental Publishers, of which Saxon is a part, is legally qualified to transact all business and does not need special licenses. HMH Supplemental Publishers, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware on December 17, 1985. HMH Supplemental represents the Rigby, Saxon, and Steck-Vaughn imprints.
The curricula and supplies provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) include the powerful brands of Saxon, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School Publishers, Great Source, Holt McDougal, The Innovation in Education Group, Rigby, Riverside, Steck-Vaughn, and The Leadership and Learning Center.
HMH’s largest division is its Education Group, headed by Mike Lavelle. A vital partner in the current global education reform movement, the Education Group publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators. The HMH Education Group comprises three subgroups.
1. Comprehensive Curriculum Group, led by Rita Schaefer, focusing on the provision and support of basal textbooks and related services; 2. Specialized Solutions Group, focusing on the provision of supplemental curriculum and related services targeted to address districts’ most demanding challenges, including preventative solutions; and, 3.Enterprise Solutions Group, led by Russ Carlson, focusing on the provision and support of data management systems, assessments, content, technology, and related services to drive holistic, results-oriented solutions.
Together, these three business units address all segments of the educational market in the United States and around the world, and are committed to fostering an environment of innovation and customer focus.
In 2007, the Houghton Mifflin School Division merged with Harcourt School Publishers, effectively creating the premier provider of elementary school curricula. Harcourt School Publishers had provided exemplary textbooks and related instructional materials since 1919. Houghton Mifflin School Publishers offered comprehensive programs in Science, Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies as well as integrated Pre-Kindergarten curriculum, Reading and Math intervention, and professional development. Together as the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Education Group, the organization is now the preeminent publisher of K–12 educational resources and includes the following imprints and brands.
Saxon publishes resources for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 in the areas of Math, Phonics, and special education that support both English and Spanish learners. These resources are scientifically researched and include a wide variety of learning styles. Our trainers and learning consultants partner with teachers and administrators to promote hands-on interaction, and guide them through effective practices that can be aligned and correlated to the existing curriculum. Product-focused or professional development sessions provided by HMH Supplemental’s consultants provide educators with effective instructional strategies for using technology, print, and multimedia materials to deliver instruction that fits both district and student need.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s staff of more than 3,600 professionals possesses a wealth of experience in education and business, with many holding advanced degrees. Our office-based staff, which includes our product development and management teams, is augmented by a nationwide network of consultants, sales representatives, professional development personnel, and regional managers. Our entire staff has extensive experience working on-site with a wide range of clients, including state agencies, large school districts, and individual private schools to ensure they are realizing the full potential of our products and services. Each specialist holds an applicable (education or advanced) degree and has significant classroom experience. All have served in schools as classroom teachers, reading specialists, speech pathologists, or special education instructors.

Cost:

Please contact the individuals listed above or see the Saxon catalogs at http://customercare.hmhco.com/csrportal/catalogHome.do?catalogtabs=3.

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

As an integral part of HMH, Saxon products and programs have a proven record of success in every type of setting—urban, suburban, rural, public, private, charter, and parochial. The success of Saxon programs can be attributed to the program’s unique, effective, and research-based pedagogy, which helps students develop a deeper understanding of concepts and how to apply them. Saxon’s innovative instructional approach breaks complex concepts into related increments, recognizing that smaller pieces of information are easier to teach and easier to learn. The instruction, practice and assessment of those increments are systematically distributed across a grade level. This distributed approach ensures that students gain and retain critical thinking skills. Saxon Math is the nation’s best-selling and most thoroughly researched skills-based mathematics program for grades K–12. Saxon’s unique pedagogical approach, based on instruction, practice and assessment distributed across the grade level, incorporates 25 years of research and classroom experience. This same successful, classroom-tested approach is also applied to the popular Saxon Phonics and Spelling K–3, Phonics Intervention for older, struggling readers, and Saxon Early Learning programs.
Saxon customers have a wealth of knowledge and experience at their reach, with consultative services, educator training, product training and product-aligned courses designed to meet the needs of today’s students and educators. HMH provides innovative and effective learning solutions for students in all grades that meet the needs of each individual student. Saxon products focus on standards-based resources and related services targeted to address districts’ most demanding challenges, including preventative solutions. Our consultants will work with each school/district to determine which products and services best meet the educational needs of students, selecting from the many available within our catalog.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will work with Colorado districts and schools to evaluate the effectiveness of our materials and services. As a leading educational publisher of print and electronic products, HMH is continually revising its product lines to remain on the cutting-edge of the field in order to provide educators with the data and tools necessary to meet the evolving needs of today’s students. We will be pleased to collaborate with Colorado educators to develop an evaluation process that will demonstrate how our products and services improve student achievement. In addition, we offer Colorado schools and districts outstanding customer training and support to ensure the optimum use of our deliverables.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

For a complete list of Saxon products in Mathematics, Phonics, Early Childhood, and Science, see http://saxonpublishers.hmhco.com/en/products/browse_category.htm.

Saxon provides a variety of products and services that support the education of students in schools and districts of all sizes. Our consultants and product specialists, as well as our customer service staff, work closely with each customer to determine what products and services meet the school or district’s needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the products.

500-1000 Students:

Saxon provides a variety of products and services that support the education of students in schools and districts of all sizes. Our consultants and product specialists, as well as our customer service staff, work closely with each customer to determine what products and services meet the school or district’s needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the products.

1000+ Students:

Saxon provides a variety of products and services that support the education of students in schools and districts of all sizes. Our consultants and product specialists, as well as our customer service staff, work closely with each customer to determine what products and services meet the school or district’s needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the products.

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