Kevin Koziol - Innovator of the Year Semi-Finalist

theSMARTsub Founder Chosen as Semi-Finalist for Innovator of the Year!

Dallas, PA, August 27, 2015 --( Kevin Koziol named semi-finalist in Innovator of the Year competition. theSMARTsub is a Pennsylvania-based company that specializes in the selecting and delivering of substitute educators to schools.

“Due to the volume of strong applications, we have selected ten (10) semi-finalists,” stated Director of Public Relations Cindi Sutera on behalf of the HeadRoom and PECO Team,

Kevin Koziol Founder and Chief Executive of theSMARTsub has been named as a semi-finalist in the first Innovator of the Year Award, powered by PECO. The Innovator of the Year Competition is a “celebration of local ingenuity and business development.” HeadRoom supports this grant competition where entrepreneurs, small businesses, and local inventors are invited to apply for a grant and a 1 year residency at HeadRoom where they can develop the next big idea or innovation with appropriate technology and “thought” support.

“It is a huge honor to be selected among the semifinalist for this competition! I have not seen the list of other semi-finalist, but I am sure they will all be top-notch organizations,” says Koziol. When asked about any special preparations for the presentation Koziol said, “Not really anything special. We’ll highlight how critical students are to our nation’s future and the strengths of theSMARTsub’s abilities to create efficiencies in schools daily – sort of the same thing that we concentrate on every day.”

theSMARTsub,™ like most great innovations, is the result of a problem that needed a solution. Schools perpetually seem to exist in a state of budget crisis. Finding a way to cut costs and increase efficiency was paramount to Koziol when he developed his system. The internet-based platform is designed to provide efficient, cost effective solutions to several issues K-12 schools face on a daily basis. After many years of research, development, brainstorming, inquiries, and intuitive use of advanced technology the world's only Substitute Management System™ was born.

theSMARTsub is an internet and phone based system that simplifies the substitute teacher (and other employee) search process by automating the calling and reporting tasks, using proprietary logic to find and place the most qualified substitute educator in place of an absent teacher. theSMARTsub not only provides students with the most appropriate instructor and best learning opportunity, but also saves schools much needed funds.

“I know that everyone nominated for an award says the same thing,” says Koziol, “'It's an honor just to be nominated!' But it's true. I always knew theSMARTsub was a terrific agile and capable platform, but being recognized for theSMARTsub, shows me that we are providing solutions to the needs of schools and students. This ‘pat on the back’ will keep the team motivated to keep innovating.”

theSMARTsub, LLC
1218 Twin Stacks Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
Phone 570.675.6100
Kevin Koziol
Direct 570.392.9320