PORTSMOUTH, NH - Demonstrated Success and the students of Portsmouth High School partnered to create a logo for Demonstrated Success’ newest educational product, the Educator Success Platform (ESP). Guided by Terra Merry, Computer Graphics teacher, students embarked in a lesson of logo design and marketing and created a variety of logos for Demonstrated Success to consider. By reaching out to the graphic design students of Portsmouth High, Demonstrated Success stands by a company belief of giving students real-world learning experiences. After being presented with a multitude of creative logos, Demonstrated Success congratulates freshman Calvin Puglisi, whose logo is now representing their new cloud-based content management system.

Demonstrated Success’ President Michael Schwartz (left) showing freshman Calvin Puglisi (right) how his logo has been implemented into marketing materials and website dashboard.

The students of Terra Merry’s Computer Graphics course, offered to grades 9-12, learn the elements of graphic design using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create a digital portfolio and promote an online emphasis on the importance of creativity. The course teaches students how to design, manipulate, and edit original pieces, placing an importance on the value of communication.

The Demonstrated Success team spent some time in the classroom in October of 2018 to teach the students about the elements of logo design and branding, giving them insight to what a career in graphic design looks like in a company’s marketing department. Through introducing its mission, marketing materials and goals for the ESP launch, Demonstrated Success and the Portsmouth High students worked together in developing a creative space for many different logo designs, expanding the students’ real-world experience.

“Doing real projects for clients like Demonstrated Success is vitally important for the students. It increases their engagement and results in professional quality work,” says Computer Graphics teacher, Terra Merry. “It really brings out their best!”

This is not the first time Demonstrated Success has worked with Portsmouth High School in promoting their students’ graphic design experience. In Spring of 2016, Demonstrated Success worked in the classroom with students to develop their company logo. Being a company whose goal is to improve the quality of learning and teaching for students and educators, Demonstrated Success believes in the importance of collaboration and the creativity of students. 

In the end, after having to decide between a vast variety of logos, Demonstrated Success rewarded Freshman Calvin Puglisi as the winning logo creator as of January 2019. The Demonstrated Success team thanks Calvin for his hard work, and is happy to use his creativity to represent its new software product.

Demonstrated Success, located in Downtown Portsmouth, is a company that works with educators to provide customized professional development and innovative online tools that meet school districts’ specific needs. Focus areas include improved school operations, engaged student learning, math and literacy curriculum development, positive school climate, competency-aligned instruction, data use and assessment, and technological support. The company has worked with approximately 100 districts within New Hampshire and several states’ Departments of Education, promoting excellence and educational support. With its local staff members, as well as a number of content experts, Demonstrated Success operates to help teachers do what they love.

The Educator Success Platform, ESP, created by educators for educators, works to improve the quality of learning for teachers, students, parents, and principals. ESP is an affordable, all-in-one cloud-based platform that enables creation, organization, storing and dissemination of data to be utilized by all school community members. By offering teacher evaluations, instructional rubrics, survey and form builders, schools can choose from one of ESP’s many unique features to help administration gain insight into their schools. ESP helps to increase operational efficiency and to promote a more positive culture and climate. Demonstrated Success has begun rolling out the software to schools in New Hampshire and Maine.