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Operation Clear The List: Supporting Students in Knoxville

Supporting students, faculty, and staff at schools around the country is at the heart of what we do at SSC Services for Education. As our teams work to reopen these educational facilities this fall, we wanted to take an opportunity to give back to our associates’ students and educators in Knoxville, Tennessee.

We know that the school supplies a teacher needs are vital to a successful classroom and are often not purchased in time for student arrival. To give students the best chance at success in the coming year, we have sponsored several classrooms in the Knoxville area through our Clear the List initiative.

  • Karns Elementary: Shaylee’s 1st Grade Classroom
  • Pleasant Ridge Elementary: Brodey’s 4th Grade Classroom
  • Knoxville Episcopal School: Quinn & Casper’s 2nd Grade, 4th Grade & Reading Classrooms
  • Sterchi Elementary: August’s 5th Grade Classroom
  • Bearden High School: Mollie’s Peer Tutor Classroom

Brodie’s teacher was thrilled to have her Amazon wish list cleared. She reached out to us to share her appreciation:

“Holy Cow! I did not realize that you were going to buy EVERYTHING off of my list! I am in tears! Thank you so so much! I do not even know how to thank you properly! My students and I are so thankful!”


Quinn & Casper’s family and teachers were equally excited to see their students receive everything they need for success this year. At the Knoxville Episcopal School, we had the opportunity to clear the list of 2 classrooms and a reading room. The students’ mother shared her gratitude:

“Thank you so much for clearing the list for our teachers. The teachers rarely get everything on their lists and getting it at the start of the year was a huge bonus for the teachers, parents, and students. I want to thank you especially for including Quinn’s reading teacher. She possibly never would have gotten these special books that will be a part of teaching Quinn how to read – the most fundamental part of a child’s education. Children with dyslexia and other learning differences have it hard enough and we have been thankful to have found a school with a great reading specialist and having these books will help even more. Thank you for caring about our families and their education.”


We are grateful to these educators for all of their hard work, and we are excited to see what the upcoming school year brings.

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The Compass Network

As a member of Compass Group North America, a $16 billion food and support services organization, SSC has an incredible array of resources at our fingertips, and we put those resources to work for our partners. Compass Group has existing relationships with institutions in all 50 states through its diverse family of business lines including Chartwells, Bon Appetit, FLIK, and Canteen.

Compass group brings unshakable financial stability to support our growth, allowing SSC to invest in innovations for our partners. This support also brings peace of mind to our partnerships by allowing us to take more risk and guarantee outcomes. We can even offer up-front capital investments for facility infrastructure improvements, leading to immediate and long-term financial payoff for your campus.