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Testimonials From Administrators
We have been using your services for the past several years ... Your service has truly made scheduling our parent/teacher conferences so easy. We look forward to another year doing business with you. ... Thank you - love working with you guys!
S.H., July 2018
Everything is going VERY WELL with our conferencing software. Receiving a lot of positive feedback from our parents and teachers as well.
S.B., Nov 2016
You are the greatest. I am so thrilled and excited that nearly within an hour of my initial request all that got done. What great customer service!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
C.L., Sep 2015
I appreciate the quick responses. This has been my first experience with Virtual Paragon, and it has been smooth and efficient. I appreciate the service.
M.G., Nov 2014
I just wanted to say thank you for your great service. We have been very happy using Virtual Paragon, and your speedy and accurate response to my questions has been appreciated.
J.K., Sep 2012
Thank you so much. Virtual Paragon is great! I have never worked with a program before that makes everything so simple!!
J.R., Sep 2011
You guys are totally awesome!! Thanks
D.R., Sep 2009
From a blog entry written by one of our customers:
Nothing we have done in the last year and a half has generated the enthusiastic response that the Parent-Teacher conference scheduler has. Go figure! ...
It was actually easier than we thought it would be. After a few phone calls to other schools, I had the names of a couple of on-line programs, but one stood out with wonderful recommendations: Virtual Paragon. After blowing us away with a test demo in the late spring, Virtual Paragon had our allegiance.
J.L., Nov 2007
From an article about Virtual Paragon at TechLEARNING.com
written by one of our customers:
We had incredibly positive feedback. One parent wrote that "this was not just a good idea but a fabulous one." Another excitedly commented that "the system worked GREAT! Parents were not racing from room to room trying to get appointments." The consensus was that "the system worked perfectly and was painless" and "that it beats the hell out of running around frantically putting one's name on sign-up sheets."
A.K. & L.P., Jun 2007
Teachers also loved the new system. ...
Most importantly, teachers found that because parents had scheduled ahead of time, they arrived much happier and less frazzled. The less frantic pace seemed to allow more focus on the actual conversation and not on the scheduling.
Administratively, the system worked wonders. ...
We had record numbers of parents attend, and yet the day was smoother then ever.
... Ultimately, the technology helped impact not only the scheduling, but the quality of the conferences themselves. Both teachers and parents reporting feeling more at ease and less harried, allowing the focus to be where it should be, on the students. The transition from a manual signup process to the online program raised the belief in the competency and effectiveness of technology. It took a bit of a leap of faith, but we encourage you to take the initative and use it next year. After all, technology is supposed to make our lives simpler and better, and in this case, it did.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support and help
as we implemented the online appointment system.
It worked beautifully and our parents and faculty were raving
about the system throughout the course of the conferences.
I have saved emails from parents praising if not exalting your system.
It was a tremendous improvement over past years' conferences and
we will definitely use it again next year.
Please feel free to list [us] as a reference.
In addition, our tech director has written an article on
tech implementation that focuses on our change to an online system.
He is hoping to submit for publication.
While the article focuses more on aspects of implementation of technology
and resistance it meets, clearly a major part in the success of the change
was the design of your program.
L.P., Jan 2007
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Our parent teacher conferences were on Friday and we received nothing but rave reviews about the new system.
Our families thought it was so easy to use and our faculty appreciated knowing their schedules.
Parents were much more relaxed about the day in general knowing they had control over their schedules and would not be waiting in long lines.
Please don't hesitate to use me as a reference for other schools looking into the system.
E.W., Oct 2006
Thank you so much for expediating the software for [us] so quickly.
We were planning on surveying the parents on the ease of using Virtual Paragon --
but it was not necessary as parents were seeking out our staff to rave about it!
L.P., Sep 2006
We cannot say enough about the success of our experience with Virtual Paragon.
The on line registration went without a hitch for both our
Fall and Spring conferences.
...The support from Virtual Paragon is outstanding.
I can say that this program has made our
lives so much easier around conference registration time.
I only wish we had found it years ago.
N.S., Jun 2006
Happy New Year.
I have to say that the most
significant positive change in my job in the last ten years was the
implementation of your program! I cannot begin to tell you how much
stress was eliminated. Every school should be using your program!
Warm wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2006!
N.S., Jan 2006
I wanted to let you know that using Virtual Paragon for our teacher conference
If you are ever looking for a reference, I would be happy to provide you with one.
Our parents, faculty, staff and administrators were most satisfied.
R.R., Nov 2005
Thanks for all your help.
Your program is absolutely fantastic!
You have thought of everything.
Conference registration was the best it has been
in the ten years I have been here!
N.S. & P.A., Nov 2005
I agree ... This program is wonderful.
I have been at [our school] for 18 years,
and this has been the best conference sign up.
It's also fun. Sitting on the phone for days was not only boring,
but not a very efficient way of doing things. Thanks.
It may interest you to know that the accuracy of this system
is infinitely better than the old hand-written requests,
and it saves us literally hundreds of labor hours in the office.
B.C., Oct 2005
It is so awesome and parents are really loving it!
It's been open for over a week and parents are still
able to schedule back-to-back. You did a great
job!! Thanks again.
... I'd recommend this program to anyone.
B.S., Oct 2004
The 2nd conference night went as well as the first.
Every parent that signed up ... loved the system
and couldn't stop singing praises for me and the school.
Every teacher was so excited to have had such a different
experience on conference night.
You've really made a difference in people's lives!
M.G., Mar 2004
TIME SAVED: literally, about 90 hours.
Last year I put in so much overtime to do the same job as the Software did,
that I ended up with a 2 week vacation.
Last week I actually went to bed on time --
[but] last year I worked around the clock to schedule conferences.
Thank you so much for developing this wonderful program,
and for bringing it to [our school].
As I have told you,
please keep us posted about additional programs that you create.
This one is very well-designed, and very easy for parents to use.
Our parents love it. There is very high praise for it.
L.S., Nov/Dec 2002
I've been getting the feedback and it's wonderful.
You ... should ... feel great satisfaction that the system works so
well ... and that people clearly feel the new system is
far better than the old. I can't remember any time that any project of
[the school] has received such uniformly positive responses.
[Congratulations] on a job well done.
N.S., Feb 2001
From the feedback you received it looks like you have got a hit on your hands.
I told you it was going to be something big. Really big.
By the way as a consumer it took all of 60 seconds to sign up. No stress.
I thank you ... for this awesome feat.
J.P., Feb 2001
I just completed the online conference registration and it was terrific.
It was easy, clear and problem free.
My congratulations ... for a job well done.
I am sure that all the parents in the school will appreciate this as
one of the best new innovations...
A.S., Feb 2001
Testimonials From Parents
I've never had a conference reservation system like this. I love it; it is very user-friendly.
T.Z., Oct 2013
Kudo's... really easy to use and schedule conferences based on my preferences. Nice job!
S.C., Oct 2013
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Virtual Paragon!!!!! It is really the easiest system to use ..... and trust me, I have a bunch of different systems to deal with at this time of the year (one worse than the next)!
O.S., Nov 2011
To the remarkable people who set up the parent teacher conference portal:
WOW!! the site is very easy to use, helpful and ... the program was straight forward and intuitive. It was so easy that I felt duty-bound to thank you!
P.C., Oct 2011
I just wanted to complement you on a terrific site. I write software for a living, and was very impressed with what you put together. Well done!
P.P., Feb 2009
Virtual Paragon is a great choice for booking teacher/parent conferences. The platform is easy to navigate and is very user friendly. It literally took me two seconds to set up the account and make a reservation accordingly. A very effective system.
M.B.M., Oct 2008
Congratulations on implementing such a terrific system! For families like ours with three active kids and two working parents this system makes life so much easier!
M.D., Mar 2008
This is excellent! Although I miss the cafeteria and the long lines
(smile) it was great signing up from the comfort of my home. Who ever
thought of this deserves an A+!
Thanks for making my life easier!
V.W., Nov 2007
This new system is absolutely fantastic! For the past nine years I had to wait in huge, confused crowds and struggle to get all of my appointments, but this was easy and only took five minutes!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
M.P., Nov 2007
Just wanted to let you know how easy and great it was
to sign up for conferences online. No pushing or
grabbing for notebooks! Technology has finally paid
off!! Thank you so much!
J.L., Mar 2006
What an excellent scheduling tool!
Thank you to the genius who got this program up and working.
It is remarkably efficient.
J.D., Mar 2006
That was a well designed system!
All directions were clear and everything flowed and worked exactly as it should.
Working in the computer field I know that is no easy task.
Thanks for making the scheduling a breeze.
D.L., Mar 2006
Just a quick comment regarding how easy and quick it was to sign up
for conferences. Way to go!
Kudos to whoever found this set up!
So often we complain when things don't perform as we need them to,
especially with technology.
It's rare to find something that works as it should.
S.P., Nov 2005
Just wanted to tell you how great this system is.
It's so easy to use!
The system is laid out beautifully,
so that we can really get the "big picture" when planning the meetings.
You've thought of everything. It's totally idiot-proof.
Every school should be using this -- why didn't anyone think of this sooner?
C.W., Mar 2005
A world-class system for the registration phase
of the parent-teacher conferences.
G.R., Oct 2001
This was WONDERFUL. ...
Very impressive, and very appreciated. ...
Thank you so much ...
I signed up my nine teachers for two children in about two minutes.
R.A. and J.A., Feb 2001
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Setting up conferences on Sunday morning (while in my pajamas) was easy
and a pleasure.
D.L., Feb 2001
Teacher conferences made easy!!!!!
I have almost no computer skills and I am happy to say that this was the
easiest conference sign up in all my many years at [the school]!!!!!!!!!
No lines out the door, no one breathing down my neck for THAT SIGN UP BOOK!!!!!!!
This was WONDERFUL!!!!!!!
If I could do it anyone can!!!!
R.K., Feb 2001
Congratulations on a job well done.
We found the registration system extremely easy to use and very professionally implemented.
As someone who has implemented large-scale corporate websites,
I appreciate how much planning, forethought and skill is needed to create a quality site.
I was very impressed.
D.D. and A.D., Feb 2001
Thanks - were happy with the schedule we picked --
also, the system was very easy to use and well thought out.
E.D., Feb 2001
You get A+++ on this.
The best thing since vanilla ice cream.
S.L.G, Feb 2001.
I think this idea was great!
I consider myself computer illiterate and I was still able to complete this!
J.S, Feb 2001.
You did a FABULOUS JOB!!
It was SOOO easy to use, I could do it while sitting at home in my pajamas,
no lines, no flipping back and forth between books to find out a teacher's availability,
and a perfectly organized print-out to boot!
What a pleasure!!!
E.C. and J.C, Feb 2001.
Great job -- makes it a snap for working parents. Greatly appreciated.
Z.W, Feb 2001.
Just finished signing up for 13 teachers in the comfort of my own home!
J.C, Feb 2001.
Thank you. This is an excellent system.
We wish it was in place when our four older children attended [the school]!
S.G. and A.G., Oct 2001
A very fine reservation system.
The user interface is intuitive and the visual design is uncluttered but attractive.
As a professor of computer science,
I know how much effort and skill it takes to create a professional-quality
web application like this.
It is so much more convenient than the previous reservation method.
L.S., Feb 2001
The site is remarkably well put together. Very impressive.
Thank you for the effort that clearly went into it.
X.G., Oct 2001
A huge thank you is owed ...
The system is very friendly and very well thought out. ...
Again, thank you and the whole [school] community owes you a debt of gratitude.
E.S. and S.S., Feb 2001
I made my reservation this morning with no problems.
It took about 5 minutes for 4 teachers and was real easy to do!
Congrats on a job well done!
R.G., Feb 2001
I just finished using the system. It was great! ...
Keep up the great work.
D.K.S., Feb 2001
Wow! You've created a monster. People are signing up like crazy!
... the teacher lists are filling up fast!
S.W., Feb 2001
This was really a job well done ... Thanks.
E.S., Feb 2001
Sign up for conferences was a breeze.
The directions were easy to follow from start to finish.
Thanks for a great, new system.
L.C., Feb 2001
It was a *pleasure* using the reservation system.
D.G., Feb 2001
Ten minutes and we're done!
In my slippers too!
Able to get the best schedule I've ever gotten!
A.P., Feb 2001
E.F. and S.F., Feb 2001
Thanks tech people!!!
What a pleasure!
S.D. and T.D., Feb 2001
Scheduling appointments has never been easier.
R.K., Feb 2001
Thank you so much for a wonderful user-friendly time-saving program.
I.K., Feb 2001
I actually liked getting the confirmation email. Nice Touch. ...
Nice Job with the software, I really like it.
D.S., Feb 2001
This was awsome. It was so easy.
I can't believe I don't have to deal with the "blue books" or long lines.
Thank you so very much.
C.S., Feb 2001
I must admit that I believed that there would be queueing problems
that would result in bottlenecks, however my registration went
without a hitch.
J.M., Feb 2001
Easy to use system.
It took me 5 min. to complete the reservation.
S.P., Feb 2001
This was terrific!
E.L., Feb 2001
It must have been working hard all day - because by the time I got on tonight
many slots were full!
Great job - it is so easy to use - so convenient and I had a great time using it.
Thank you all very much.
R.B., Feb 2001
I love the new system to sign up for conferences -
it was faster and easier than waiting around for the book and flipping through the pages.
R.K. and A.K., Feb 2001
So easy to use.
Since we work (and also live in [another state]!) unfortunately,
we had missed the chance to sign up for many of the teachers for past
parent teacher conferences and had to do "telephone conferences".
This is just another way [the school] is at the top of their game!
L.B-H. and M.B-H., Feb 2001
Very user friendly of your system (and you) to send out confirmations like these.
Y.B., Mar 2001
Thanks again for your outstanding job in organizing the P/T conferences online;
your professionalism and efficiency are exemplary!
E.C., Mar 2001
The improvements you made to the online registration system are great.
The whole system has been a HUGE service to the parent body of [the school].
Thanks so much for your work.
K.N., Oct 2001
Another flawless teacher conference sign up.
We were done with creating a new login, 10 reservations, made some changes,
printed and logged off all within 10 minutes.
This is sensational and once again my congratulations.
A.S., Oct 2001
Thanks again for making the signing up period so easy.
R.K., Oct 2001
The ... system is terrific in concept and function.
A.K., Nov 2001
Again, this was a simple and easy solution to a complicated system.
Many, many thanks for your efforts.
E.L. and J.L., Feb 2002
This new scheduling technique is a wonderful idea!
I am glad the school has recognized the need for a more efficient system.
(Maybe you can convince some of the elementary schools in the area to do the same!)
E.S., Mar 2002
What a wonderful idea whose time has come!
It makes parents responsible for their own scheduling and
eliminates the potential for continuing aggravation and frustration
for all school admin staff. Excellent move!!
C.P.R., Sep 2004
Yea! This is totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
S.A., Sep 2004
Thank you for creating such an easy way to schedule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have just finished scheduling parent-teacher conferences
for [my children] in Lower, Middle and Upper schools.
It was an amazingly easy process.
I really like the new system.
I kept wondering to myself how you and your colleagues
... ever handled this in the past by yourself!!!
Now that I have completed my scheduling on line,
I can't imagine doing it any other way.
P., Sep 2004