About US

EMPOWERING GROWTH & ACHIEVEMENT

Our vision is to be the top curriculum development choice for all companies by pioneering a new standard of excellence

A Pass Educational Group, LLC is an organization dedicated to the development of quality educational resources.

We work with educational publishers of all sizes, developing assessment questions, curricula, and lesson plans. Started by Andrew Pass in 2009, the company now employs more than 2,000 contractors in multiple disciplines. Our clients include education giants such as Pearson Education, Scholastic, and Britannica.

The products developed by A Pass are not the results of a single individual’s efforts. Instead, we have a qualified team of individuals devoted to ensuring that we develop the highest-quality resources. Our team includes subject matter experts, instructional designers, course writers, technologists, and copy editors. Our staff comes from countless specializations and backgrounds. However, one important characteristic binds us together as the A Pass Team: We all believe that it is not about the technology; it is about the learning.

We believe in the value of education above all else, and we strive to create the best resources possible for our nation’s educators.

Meet Our Executive Team

Our relationship-centered, client-focused approach to every interaction results in responsive, long-term, positive partnerships.

ANDREW PASS

ANDREW PASS

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Andy says the wisest thing he has done as CEO is to hire people smarter than he is to work closest to him. In his free time, he loves to go on cruises with his partner Debbie.

LYNSEY PETERSON

LYNSEY PETERSON

Chief Operating Officer

A life-long learner and still a teacher at heart, Lynsey lives and breathes all things education. She also likes to devour books, explore new places, and cook up interesting recipes.

PAULINE VALVO

PAULINE VALVO

VP of Business Development

Pauline is passionate about improving the world through education, being in nature, hanging with her kids, and making music. When you are ready to partner with us, call Pauline.

SARA GRA

SARA GRA

VP of Finance & Administration

Sara makes sure our finances are in order. When she isn’t working in spreadsheets, accounting software, and managing cash she is spending time with her three children and husband.

Our Core Values

The A Pass Educational Group team has gone through an intensive process to articulate the core values that guide our work. Our team has identified six foundational values.

Emanate Positivity

We are able to be positive because we know that together we can do great things. A Pass is a virtual company. We do not even have a physical office. Yet, few companies could match our intense communal structure or our ability to work as a team. On a daily basis, employees and contractors work with one another to develop the highest quality content. We encourage people to get to know one another not just as colleagues but also as people and friends through phone calls, video conferences, and more. We even hold virtual celebrations such as baby showers and holiday parties.

As the CEO of A Pass, one of the things that I am most proud of is the fact that I speak to our contractors as often as possible. A Pass relies upon our contractors and employees to do high quality work and we greatly value their participation in our company. At A Pass we know that working together produces the greatest result.

Build a Community

Work as a Team

Great communities and superior teamwork depend upon amazing communication and responsiveness. A Pass’ entire business model requires us to be highly skilled at listening to our clients’ wants and needs so that we can turn their educational content visions into reality. As important as it is to listen to our clients, we must also listen to one another. The greatest companies constantly strive for improvement. This improvement requires everyone to continually exchange ideas.

In a virtual company, it is imperative to not only communicate but to do so quickly.  Sometimes our response times even surprise clients. One client recently wrote, “As usual you have the quickest response of anyone I know … always appreciated!”  We know that our clients, colleagues, and contractors depend on our quick and accurate responses to get their work done.

Be Communicative

and Responsive

Educational and training content development stands at the center of what our community does together.  It is the substance of our communication, the fabric of our work lives. A Pass takes the specifications and objectives of our clients and makes them our own to become their back office content development center.  Our clients expect us to bring their educational content visions to life, and it is very important to us that we are able to do so.

Every detail matters; in order to make sure that an assessment item hits the right standard or competency, that a contractor’s address is right, that an employee knows that their colleagues care about them on their birthday, that a partner sees that we care as much about the success of their project as they do, and in so many other small instances that add up to accomplishing our goals, it’s the details that make the difference. 

Ensure Quality

of Every Detail

As A Pass’ CEO, I am honored every time a client asks us to work with them. I know that clients spend money, an important resource, to have us develop content for them. They need the content developed right the first time and at the lowest possible cost.  

I often tell new clients that I do not like to have first conversations with new clients.  Rather, I prefer to have the tenth or twentieth conversation with clients, after they have learned that they can trust us.  I know that they will only trust us if they know that they can trust our work.

Build Trust

Through Reliability

I am truly honored that many of the most respected organizations in education and training have come to see A Pass as a valued partner. Our company has grown steadily over the last decade. We have developed a great reputation. We could allow ourselves to think that we have done what’s necessary, have made it, and can now relax.

But, that is not what we are about. Instead we seek to continuously develop ever greater competencies that will enable us to better meet the needs of our clients.  The A Pass team loves it when a client asks us to do something that they know will be difficult to accomplish. We become excited when a client tells us that they want to give it another try but that they have never had success working with a vendor.  When we hear this, we are determined to succeed and it shows.

Embrace Challenge

Innovate, Create, and Grow

Our Story

A Pass Educational Group, LLC started small in October 2009 when the CEO, Andrew Pass, accepted a single instructional design contract from Pearson Learning Solutions. He approached other organizations and was soon picking up more instructional design work as well as new content creation projects.

By early 2010, Pass had established relationships with so many additional clients that he began looking for freelance contractors to work with him. In 2011, Pass hired his first full-time project managers and operational staff. Senior management team members joined throughout 2011 and remain with the organization today. Sales for 2011 reached $526,000.00.

By the beginning of 2012, A Pass had a full-time staff of four and had developed contract relationships with more than 100 freelance contractors. Applying the quality commitment that has defined A Pass from the start, business has continued to grow, and we now have a full-time staff of nineteen and more than 2,000 contractors.

The A Pass team is very proud of its reputation for delivering high-quality work on time. We are also proud of our reputation as being responsive, friendly, and easy to work with. Finally, we cherish the loyalty of our staff and contractors.

A Glimpse of Our Services

Assessment Design

Multiple choice, short answer, extended response, technology enhanced, performance based, and more

eLearning Development

Our experienced content department has the capability to design and develop engaging eLearning.

Curriculum

Mapping, correlations, learning objectives, scope and sequence, and curriculum design and development

Instructional Design

We work with you to develop content that effectively moves your students through the learning process.  

Course Solutions

Materials and resources for face-to-face or online, short or long, competency-based or seat-time based

Subject Matter Experts

Our experts have both practical and theoretical knowledge in every subject from accounting to zoology.

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