Our Core Values
We strive to positively impact K-12 school communities by discovering and working toward shared goals that improve the student experience.
Diversity is our strength. We leverage everyone’s unique abilities and backgrounds, and we seek opportunities for all students and teammates to reach their goals.
We make better decisions and foster inclusion through collaboration, transparency, and broad participation from our team, educators, and students.
We value humility as individuals, teams, leaders, and partners, and we harness the wisdom of others to collectively move forward.
We are always learning. We continuously respond to the needs of our customers, our partners, and each other with data and empathy.
What We Believe
Our world has many challenges: rising income inequality, civic and community disengagement, climate change, and more. It will be increasingly difficult to solve these multi-generational problems if we can’t prepare and empower our next generation through public education. A 21st-century education should have high academic standards for all, but it should also teach critical thinking, creativity, and social-emotional skills to prepare students for success in college, careers, and citizenship. We believe that *every* student deserves a high-quality education and that we need to remove structural barriers so every student has the support and resources they need to succeed.
What We Do
Abl helps schools implement new approaches in an equitable way. We do this by working at the heart of the structures that prevent schools from changing – such as a school’s “master schedule.” You may have never heard of the master schedule, but it deeply impacted your middle school and high school experience. Remember the days of requesting classes for the upcoming year? Or getting your new schedule and wanting to change it? The master schedule controls all that, and it’s a broken process that school leaders across the country want to fix. At Abl, we’re working hard to improve this incredibly complex system and give school leaders the freedom to rethink the school experience for *all* students.
We want people to feel valued and treated fairly. We offer competitive pay and equity options based on a transparent salary formula, so there is no inequity created through opaque negotiations. We also offer a 401(k) retirement plan.
We offer comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance. We cover 100% of the costs for employees, and we contribute 50% towards eligible dependents. An optional FSA is available to cover additional health-related expenses and dependent care services.
We offer a commuter benefits program and a transportation FSA to help offset daily commuting costs. We’re a five-minute walk from the Montgomery BART station, just a block away from the new Salesforce Transit Center, and we have bike parking in the office.
We want people to thrive and stay balanced. We provide unlimited PTO – and we expect people to use it! For parents with new children, we offer eight weeks of paid parental leave plus an additional eight weeks of unpaid leave and flexible work hours once you return to work.
We are all about the food! We pay for lunch and often take time out to eat together as a team. We have a kitchen stocked full of cold and warm drinks, snacks, and treats.
We participate in regular team building sessions to improve our communication and collaboration skills, practice our values, and provide honest feedback. To encourage professional growth, each employee has a personal education allowance to attend events, take classes, or purchase books/materials. Always be learning!