Second Consecutive THE Journal Award For West

West’s SchoolMessenger Communicate Named Best Emergency Notification Product by Readers of THE Journal

Education technology professionals honor the school notification system for second consecutive year

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016 — West Corporation, a leading provider of communication services, today announced its SchoolMessenger Communicate received the Platinum award in the Best Emergency Notification category of THE Journal’s second annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

More than 1,000 education technology professionals voted for the software, hardware and services they consider most vital to the job of educating and supporting America’s 50 million K-12 students. For the second consecutive year, the SchoolMessenger school notification system was named the best product in this category.

“School leaders recognize that it is crucial to have a robust school safety plan that includes an emergency notification system they can rely on, and that’s what SchoolMessenger Communicate provides,” said Robert Iskander, general manager, West's Education group. “We are committed to developing solutions that allow schools to save time and engage immediately and thoroughly with their communities.”

One of the solutions from West’s Education group, SchoolMessenger Communicate is a leading K-12 notification service that lets schools and school districts reach parents, guardians and students with school notifications and emergency alerts using SMS text, voice, email, social media, web and mobile app push notifications.

In addition, West’s CyberBully Hotline, another of the Education group’s products, received the Gold award in the Best Anonymous Reporting Tool category. The anonymous bully reporting and school tip hotline enhances school safety and helps build a more positive school climate.

About West’s Education Group
West’s Education group, part of West Corporation, is the trusted provider of SchoolMessenger solutions. Thousands of schools and other educational institutions in all 50 states and Canada depend on SchoolMessenger products and services. From notifications and websites to custom mobile apps and social media, school leaders have relied on the SchoolMessenger platform since 1999 to engage with their communities in multiple languages and on any device. To learn more about SchoolMessenger products, visit or call 888.527.5225.