The Shasta County implementation began over a year ago and went live in Escape with their districts being split out over three phases. The group at Shasta County has been so amazing to work with! Kelli Roberts, Director of Business Applications, has been leading the day-to-day project tasks for them with an extremely proficient staff and De'An Chambless, Director of Business Services behind her. Their third and final phase, which included 15 districts across Shasta County, just went live this month. In my duties as Project Manager for Escape, I have the pleasure of working with many of our implementing customers as they convert to our software. I say 'pleasure' because it truly is a pleasure to get to know and spend time with all of the folks that work in the districts and counties across California, they are such an awesome group that works hard to serve our children every day!
Shasta County Office of Education has been no exception.
All these districts have had such a great attitude about changing financial systems to Escape and they were trained and ready to go when the time came earlier this week to officially begin using Escape for their day to day transactions. They were able to get their data entered and even process Accounts Payable checks and a Supplemental payroll run by the third day live and it all went off without a hitch!
While all the staff involved in this project from the individual districts to the county office have been an absolute joy to work with (and it's the icing on the cake that this is my home town county and will always hold a special place in my heart and memories), I want to give a special shout out and huge THANK YOU to Kelli Roberts and Michelle Vanderpool. Without Kelli's amazing organizational & leadership skills and extreme knowledge of school business and without Michelle's high level knowledge of payroll, retirement and many other facets of school business this project would not have been as smooth and efficient as it was! They both, like everyone in this county that I've worked with, have such a great attitude and work ethic that I just can't say enough about them.
Thanks to all you Shasta County Escape users - heres to many happy years working together! We make a great team!!