At Standard for Success, we are dedicated to streamlining employee evaluations in order to drive improvement and organizational efficiency. Our software collects data in a meaningful way, which allows organizations to collect data that will drive results. Over the past three years, we’ve been able to maintain an excellent client retention rate due to our superior customer service.

Todd Whitlock

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Todd spent 20 years in public education. He served as a classroom teacher, coach, and district administrator overseeing technology, curriculum, testing, and early college programs. Todd was recognized as the TechPoint 2012 Bridge Builder Award Recipient, was the 2008 winner for contributions to K-12 education and was recognized as a National School Board Association (NSBA) “20 to Watch” school leader. As an entrepreneur, Todd has founded or co-founded three companies in the technology and service area during the last 21 years.  His passion for helping people be successful in the classroom, office, and workplace motivates him to continue to think outside the box in bringing solutions to Standard For Success clients.

Alan Degener

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Alan has taught 20+ years in Juneau, Alaska in the areas of math and technology education. Alan is also an avid web programmer and is the creator of QuestionPress, an online classroom response tool.

Robbie Grimes


Robbie spent 15 years at Brownsburg Schools as a classroom teacher and integration specialist and is now an eLearning Specialist with Wayne Township Schools. He holds a Master’s of Curriculum & Instruction and has been an adjunct professor at IUPUI in the educational technology program for 6 years. He has been recognized for his impact in education including being named as an IPL Golden Apple Award Winner.

Tammy Brothers

Director of Sales and Training

Tammy is a trainer/consultant, after having spent 15 years teaching and 21 years as Director of Professional Development and Student Programs. Tammy has her undergraduate degree from Indiana State University and her Masters of Education from DePauw University. She has certifications in High Ability Education from Purdue University and Reading from ISU. Tammy also has certifications for Student Assistance Core Team Training, I-SAFE Program Leader, Facilitation Skills, Grant Writing, and Student Assistance Program Implementation. Most recently, Tammy completed the Indiana Department of Education RISE Training Series, qualifying as a RISE trainer and teacher evaluator.

Jeff Sigworth

Director of Technology

Jeff was Technology Coordinator for Greencastle Schools from 1999 through 2012. He was the Computer Specialist for Greencastle from 1997-99 and also Computer Specialist for USDA from 1992-97. Jeff holds an Information Systems Management degree from University of Maryland European Division. He brings his 20+ years of technical expertise to the table.

Ken Cushman

Sales and Training Consultant

Ken Cushman spent 33 years in elementary education. He was an elementary principal for 30 years. Ken worked at Attica Elementary, Loogootee Elementary, Rossville Elementary, Clinton Central Elementary and retired from Walnut Elementary in 2006. Ken is a licensed Administrator K – 8. After retiring he worked for the Masters Group as a Capital Campaign Director and started Cushman Home Improvement.


Dianna Whitlock

Administrator Consultant

Dianna is an experienced educator with 23 years of service as a teacher, Title I Director, High Ability Director, Assistant Principal, and Principal. She is currently a Federal Grants/RtI coordinator at Cloverdale Community Schools. Dianna has a Master’s degree from Indiana State University and is a doctoral candidate at Oakland City University. Dianna has training in CLASSworks™,  PBIS, differentiation, Six Traits Writing, Ruby Payne, and serves as an evaluation trainer for SFS.

Dr. Stacey Hughes


Stacey has been a high school teacher, building administrator, superintendent, and assistant superintendent of student learning at the Indiana Department of Education. Stacey led the district through the process of implementing Quality School practices, including establishing weekly professional learning communities and developing formative assessments. As assistant superintendent of student learning, her duties included directing and managing the areas of career and technical education, curriculum and instruction, Title I, Title III, and special education. She has submitted winning applications for over $1 million in grants, mentors and observes new teachers, and she facilitated the development of readiness and end of course exams in science, English/Language Arts and fine and related arts.

Dr. Kirk Freeman


Kirk is a professional consultant who has inspired thousands nationwide, presenting workshops, keynote speeches, and coaching on a variety of topics that enable administrators, teachers, parents, coaches, and other leaders to achieve the PERFECT process. His past roles include military officer, educator, coach, school administrator, and college professor, accounting for more than 25 years in leadership roles. Through his experiences and expertise, Kirk has created an uncommonly effective process to achieve excellence–to include assisting schools in planning and implementing RtI, RISE, and other effective school reforms. Kirk is the founder of Kirk Freeman Consulting and lives in Brazil, Indiana with his wife and children.

Scott Ritchie

Scott graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in technology education and masters in educational supervision. Upon entering education he taught 1 year at Caston High School, 3 years at Greenfield Central High School, then became the school-to-work coordinator at Perry Meridian High School for 10 years. While at Perry Meridian High School Scott helped implement Project Lead the Way, Academy of Finance, and a nationally acclaimed FIRST Robotics program. In 2007 Scott became the Assistant Principal at Knightstown High School, and after one year took over as Principal which is the role he has served in currently for the last six years.

Keith Ecker

Keith Ecker has taught second, third, and fourth grades, served as a Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator and has been a school administrator for the past 25 years. During those years he has served school communities in Indiana and Overseas. This is Keith’s fourth year with the Indiana RISE evaluation tool and his third year using Standard for Success.

Travis Madison

Travis completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Evansville in 1996.  He began his teaching career at White River Valley High School in Switz City, Indiana in the fall of 1996.  He taught English and coached basketball, tennis and golf until he was promoted to Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at WRV in 1999.  He served in that capacity until he left in the summer of 2002 to become the Principal of Barr-Reeve Junior Senior High School in Montgomery, Indiana.  It was that same summer that he completed his Master’s Degree in Secondary Administration and Supervision from Indiana State University.  Travis remained as Barr-Reeve’s Principal until the summer of 2011. Throughout his tenure as Principal, Barr-Reeve Junior Senior High School was named a Four Star School Seven (7) times.  In the summer of 2011, Travis was promoted to the Superintendent’s position at Barr-Reeve Community Schools.  Travis completed his Educational Specialist Degree from Indiana State University in the Spring of 2013.  Over the past three school years, BRCS has been named an “A” corporation by the IDOE.  Barr-Reeve’s Community successfully passed a general fund referendum in the May Primary Election of 2013 with 82% voting in favor.  Travis feels his corporation is “still a work in progress”, but moving forward positively with its Staff Appraisal program because of the willingness of his staff to work together with administration to put together an effective plan that focuses on student growth and faculty professional development.  He also credits SFS with being a major help with the process as well as they have been able to work with us to adjust their instrument to best fit our needs as a corporation.

Kelly Andrews

Kelly Andrews, Ed.S. is principal at Charles Elementary in Richmond, IN and will serve the Indiana Association of School Principals as President on the Executive Committee in 2015-16.  She has served as District 6 President as well as the Board of Directors for IASP.  She is completing her doctoral dissertation on RISE:  Evaluation of Principals in Indiana at Ball State University.  Kelly is a certified principal and teacher evaluator with RISE and holds an Indiana Superintendent’s license.   She has served in building leadership for 15 years, leading 6 elementary schools and is active in her community with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and Delta Kappa Gamma.  She has earned the 2007 Stacia Alyea Excellence in Leadership Award in Hancock County as well as the 2010 IASP Above and Beyond Award for Academic Competitions.  She was District 6 Principal of the Year in 2012.

Cheri Hume

Cheri is currently the district technology integration specialist and assistant athletic director at Sheridan Community Schools.  Cheri began her career in education as a social studies teacher at Warren Central High School before joining Sheridan as a classroom teacher at the middle school and high school in 2007.  Prior to her career in education, she was a self-employed business owner for 20 years. Cheri obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision, a concentration in Digital Learning and Teaching, and holds a license in administration for all buildings. She is a qualified RISE evaluator by completing the RISE Training Series in 2012. Cheri has been using Standard for Success since 2013.

Diana Meo

Diana Meo has over 20 years experience in the field of education specializing in special education.  She has served Old National Trail Special Services in Greencastle, Indiana since 2000 where she is currently an educational coordinator.  Ms. Meo has offered numerous professional development trainings ranging from teaching techniques for working with students with ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, goal writing and progress monitoring, to Response to Instruction and research-based interventions.

Kathy Sagorsky

Kathy Sagorsky is currently an Instructional Coach for Center Grove Community School Corporation.  She provides professional development to K-12 teachers and administrators in various formats to support areas of instruction, purposeful planning, teacher evaluation, new teachers, and team-building.  Kathy also works to grow teacher leaders in order to sustain important work designed by the corporation administrators.  Kathy has served CGCSC for 28 years in many capacities:  a classroom teacher, a teacher of Gifted and Talented students, a Grade-level Chairperson, an Instructional Coach, and as a coordinator for Professional Development.

Dr. Kathy Griffey

Dr. Kathy Griffey has 20 years central office experience and 44 total years as an educator.  She received her B. A. from Purdue University and her Master’s and Doctorate from Ball State University.  She recently completed five years as superintendent at Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corporation following nine years as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Battle Creek Public Schools in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Sally Hacker

Sally Hacker is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Center Grove Community School Corporation.  She oversees Human Resources, Curriculum and Special Education.  Sally has served the Center Grove School Corporation her entire career in previous roles as the Human Resources Director, middle school principal and former teacher.  Sally received her Education Specialist degree from Indiana State University and her Master’s Degree from Indiana University.