Hi there!

We’re so excited to welcome you to the Possip community.

I’m Shani Dowell and I am the Founder and CEO of Possip.  As a mom of 2 kids and a former teacher, I started Possip so schools and districts could hear and learn from the needs of parents and families.  We have over 300,000 parents across 25 states – from Hawaii to Maine!

We know you need places to help you reach your dreams for your kids. Possip aims to be that by giving you resources, and a way to share praise and feedback with the people and places that serve you, your kids, and family.

How I Use Possip:

My kids’ school uses Possip – and I aim to respond to the text prompts every chance I get.  As a former teacher I know how meaningful getting praise is.  As a parent, I also know my perspective is so important for helping their school be great – not just for my kids but all for children.

We are excited to partner with Portland Public Schools so you can share your needs, thoughts, comments, and ideas with your school administrators and your district!


  1. You will receive a text or email prompt every 3 weeks.
  2. You will be able to respond to that text message.
  3. These questions are intentionally consistent and the same so Portland Public Schools and your child’s school can identify trends over time.  Each week you will see Are you happy with {insert your child’s school}
  4. The questions are open-ended so you can share WHATEVER you want – the positive things you want to share, or the issues or needs you have.
  5. From time to time the district will ask unique questions to gather additional information or feedback.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR PULSE CHECK™?  You can check out some of our Frequently Asked Questions here: FAQs

NEED IMMEDIATE HELP?  Email us at possip@possip.com

CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR RESOURCES FOR PARENTS HERE: https://possip.com/category/parents/

NEW CONTACT INFO: You can add new contact information or ask to remove a Pulse Check™ recipient using the form linked here: Contact Information Form