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Our Story

Simple, Effective and Integrated Apps for Schools

Who We Are

We are Educators and Technologists with decades of experience in the classroom.  Abre has grown as other districts embraced our framework and vision for creating simple, effective and integrated apps for schools.

Abre Grew From A Need

Dated, inefficient software coupled with locked-down data means schools put much more into their software than they get back in value.  Abre has grown from a need to change the value formula for school’s software investments.

Abre is open.

As in open source. The code is available for all to see, use, and modify for their systems. We believe learning works best when working towards a tangible end goal. We encourage students, staff, and the community at large to build apps that fit their particular needs. School communities guide Abre’s product direction.

We identify with the Open Source Initiative’s mission statement.

Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. The promise of open source is higher quality, better reliability, greater flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in.

Simple, Effective and Integrated Apps for Schools

Abre works with other applications.

Integrations with other apps are the key to unlocking important information and makes every Abre application better. Abre integrates particularly well with G Suite for Education. From single sign on to integration with Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Classroom; Abre fits with the Google Apps ecosystem.

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Abre is modular.

Abre encourages creation. Often a district has a need but no application. Equally likely, there is a solution but it’s really only 1/2 a solution and this solution adds layers of complexity to the end user. Abre provides a framework for creating education apps specific to a district.

Simple, Effective and Integrated Apps for Schools

Abre follows standards.

There is a strong tendency for software companies that provide education products to not change. Dated software carries a host of issues – from functionality to aesthetic design. Abre follows Google’s Material Design standards.   The result is simple and effective apps for schools that require little to no professional development time for teachers.

Abre Team

We are Educators and Technologists with decades of experience in the classroom.

Damon Ragusa
CEO

Chris Rose
VP Product
Co-Founder

Zach Vander Veen
VP Instruction
Co-Founder

Don Aicklen
VP Sales &
Customer Support

Cindy Daumeyer
Director of
Customer Success

Brandon Wilson
Software Developer

Chris Dam
Account Executive

Ryan Echternacht
Software Developer

Bill Parker
VP Software Engineering

Abre Education Management Software - simple and effective education apps

Want to Learn More?

An Abre team member will gladly walk you through available plans, key features, case studies, and best practices. Email or call us to sign up for a demo!
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(513) 713-1609