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 a 100% 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 out of the box in bringing solutions to Standard For Success clients.

Alan Degener

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Alan has taught almost 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.

Gary Bates

Sales and Training Consultant

Gary Bates spent 32 years in education and 10 years in the private sector.  As an educator, Gary served as an English teacher, Director of School to WorkPrograms, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, and Principal in K-12.  He also has worked at the Indiana Department of Education for 4 years and recently retired as the Assistant Superintendent at Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation.

Lisa Gemmer

Account Development Specialist

Lisa Gemmer is a graduate of Ball State University. She is a professional sales consultant with 15 years of experience in both the public and private sector. Lisa spent over six years as a sales consultant for Waste Management, Inc., a Fortune 200 Company and leading environmental solutions service provider in the United States. Most recently, Lisa has worked for Synergy Telcom Inc. as a National Account Manager where her responsibilities included negotiating, servicing and  managing blanket agreements with State & Local Governments, Colleges/Universities, Secondary Education Institutions, and Private Sector Contracts coast to coast in the telecommunications segment.

Michelle Allee

Co-founder and Consultant

Michelle has spent 13 years as a classroom teacher. She currently is a Technology Integration Specialist at Beech Grove City Schools where she works with teachers and students to integrate technology into the classroom. Michelle served as a consultant with Indiana Department of Education for 10 years and holds a Master’s in Instructional Technology.

Dianna Whitlock

Administrator Consultant

Dianna is an experienced educator with 18 years of service as a teacher, Title I Director, High Ability Director, Assistant Principal, and Principal. She is currently an administrator at Cloverdale Community Schools. Dianna has a Master’s degree from Indiana State University and is trained in CLASSworks™, differentiation, Six Traits Writing, Ruby Payne, and Four Block.

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.