Testimonials

I just wanted to send you some very positive feedback already on ESS. Tomorrow our teachers are in day 2 of their COMP workshop, and we will have 18 teachers out for that purpose. We have 22 out tomorrow total. ESS has been in frequent communication with my secretary and has worked very hard to get all of those openings filled!!!

They done good. Thank you – wanted you to know.

Principal
M. Scott Walters
Lebanon High School

…As our Vice President of Operations, Wendy oversaw the Substitute Teacher Outsourcing program, successfully managing programs with large and small school districts. She developed a Project Team concept to ensure districts experienced smooth transitions.  She and her managers worked to streamline processes for the client and substitute workforce.  This resulted in highly satisfied school district clients who renewed contracts for multiple years.

Chief Operating Officer
The Holland Group
South Central, United States

…Over the last several years I have had a professional relationship with Russell Leboff. I have always found him to be a true partner to produce the desired results for my school division and its citizenry. He has always been fair and honest in our endeavors. Without reservation, I recommend Mr. Leboff for any professional services his firm provides.

Executive Director of Finance & Operations
K-12
Southeast, United States

…I have had the pleasure of association with David and Buddy Helton in the education industry for over 15 years. They are personable and dedicated to their customers’ satisfaction, and they work as partners to meet the needs of school districts. They hire a strong team of employees that provide excellent service, and they are very reliable and dependable. I can highly recommend David and Buddy Helton with confidence based on my experience with them. Any organization with which they are associated will be very pleased with their customer-focused performance.

Chief Operating Officer
South Central, United States

…I worked with Russell while serving as a Division Superintendent in Virginia. I found Russel to be very responsive to my requests and quick to follow-up if I had questions or needed more information about a situation. He was supportive of our needs and appreciated the complexities of running a school division. Often, I deal with vendors who want me and the division to adapt to what they can offer. I don’t work that way. I am looking for people and providers who listen to what we need, develop strategies to accomplish those objectives, and implement and follow-through with a plan. I always got this response when working with Russell. He is a man of his word who looks out for the best interests of his customers. An organization cannot go wrong if they partner with Russell Leboff.

Superintendent
K-12
Mid-Atlantic

…On behalf of Buddy Helton, as the previous COO of the 20th largest school district in America, I was fortunate to hire their company in July 2007 with a contract value in excess of $20 million annually, which directly impacted student learning in 160 plus schools. Through their leadership, they were able to place and support an extremely strong management team which directly managed in excess of 800 employees. With Buddy’s leadership as the Education Division President, I felt truly valued as a customer. They surrounded themselves with quality personnel and were always willing to go the extra mile to assure customer satisfaction. Their success was due to clear team objectives and a drive to exceed customer expectations. Their ability to support a school district with contracted services, strong ownership of the entire effort, and subsequent improved efficiencies allows a school district to focus on education. They are truly team leaders and I would highly recommend their team.

Chief Operations Officer
K-12
Southern United States

…I first met Russell when the division was going through challenging budget times. Russell was nothing but kind and patient, and took the time to listen to our concerns. We had some very hard decisions to make, but he was always available to answer questions, or to calculate the cost of doing it another way. He is a man of integrity and great caring, and I would gladly work with him again.

Operations & Support
K-12
Mid-Atlantic, United States

…I am now in a position in life where I’m asked to write a number of letters of reference. As in most cases in life, I do it out of a sense of obligation as well as desire, yet in the case of Rick Burns, it is done out of a desire to see others benefit from this outstanding performer’s skills. I met Rick when our district was undergoing tremendous challenges. He not only provided a financial solution to part of our challenges, but far more importantly, made good on every promise, which helped calm a worried staff. I have found in subsequent dealings, he is a man of his word, innovative in finding solutions that make for a win-win environment, and just as important, a truly caring human being. I strongly recommend him for any position that puts him with people, both employees and customers. He is outstanding.

Chief Deputy Superintendent
K-12
Northwest, United States

…I have had the opportunity to work with Russell Leboff and know him over the last 3 years. Russell takes his job personally and builds great professional relationships with our staff. He is dedicated to helping us achieve our goals and make sure our school system is successful. In my 30 years in education, I have never worked with someone that truly cared about his customers and their wellbeing, as well as our school system’s success than Russell Leboff! I would recommend getting to know Russell as I believe he will help your school system as he has ours.

Assistant Superintendent
K-12
Southeastern United States

…As the Superintendent, I had the pleasure of working with Thomas (Gifford) when we hired his former company to take on a contract agreement with our schools. My goal was to take the time and energy we were expending on human resources for this department and to partner with a reputable company who could take over those duties, while increasing the quality of services from this department. In addition, I wanted to save dollars. Thomas worked hard to make sure all of our questions were answered in the interview process and assurances were addressed. He continued to stay in contact to follow up with me and make sure we were happy with the service. I believe you will find he is a great partner to work with and will do everything he says he will do. I found if there is ever a problem, he is only a phone call away and will do everything in his power to rectify any issue.

Superintendent
K-12
Southwest, United States

…ESS may be a relatively new company, but their owners are not new to education. They have more than 3 decades of experience working with school districts in various capacities. Their VP of Operations has spent the past 10 years, working specifically with substitute teacher staffing. We think it’s a great fit, and we’re looking forward to the transition.

Director of Schools
K-12
South Central, United States

…I have had the pleasure of working with Rick [Sanchez] when we hired his former company to take on a contract agreement with our Company. Rick’s business expertise coupled with his extreme desire to insure quality and business continuity allowed for a pleasurable and successful partnership. He continued to stay in contact to follow up with me and make sure we were happy with the relationship. I am confident you will find he is a great partner to work with and will do everything he says he will do. I found if there is ever a problem, he is only a phone call away and will do everything in his power to rectify any issue.

Account Director
The Americas