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The future is where we play.

Imagine a world where K-12 administrators have exactly what they need to focus on the work that matters most, and students have the best instructors in the classroom to make an instructional impact. We’re reinventing K-12 absence management solutions from the ground up to make that possible for school districts—and we’re doing it with the future of K-12 education in mind.


Even in the most functional districts, K-12 education has become increasingly complex. School districts are constantly expected to do more with less while also handling uncharted social situations—and they deserve better. We firmly believe the substitute shortage is too important to address casually and that getting the best person in the classroom is essential in K-12 education today.

That’s exactly why we started Red Rover. Our solutions are built, not bought, to meet your district’s unique absence management needs—and to evolve as those needs change. We’re committed to not only empowering you with modern solutions, but also supporting you as a true partner and growing the largest community of Guest Teacher Coordinators in the country.


Designed for a
changing world

When we launched Red Rover, little could we have imagined the kind of changes the world has seen. The nation's leading districts have built the fastest-growing K-12 community, heroically leading one of the greatest pivots education has ever seen. It only reaffirms our founding commitment to design and deliver modern, intuitive software built to evolve with K-12’s ever-changing needs. 

We challenged every assumption of our own decades of K-12 expertise. We listened and, more importantly, heard what district administrators have been missing in their absence management solutions. That’s how Red Rover was born.


And at the end of the day, we’ve made a promise to delight. The very name Red Rover evokes memories of simpler times for us, and we hope it does for you too. So if using Red Rover brings you a smile and a moment of recess during a busy day, we consider it a job well done. And our most important job? Simplifying yours.

Founded on a passion for K-12

Our vision is to put the best educators in every school every day. After spending decades on the front lines of education technology, our founders now bring their dedication and expertise to simplifying the work of district administrators and education professionals everywhere.


Larry Foxx

chief customer officer

For the past 20 years, Larry has worked with literally thousands of school districts in the arena of absence management and substitute placement. Through Larry, the "voice of the customer" is well represented in every key decision made by the company. Larry's principal focus is to ensure that Red Rover is easy to do business with at all points along the customer journey.


Mike Sheldon

chief technology officer

As Red Rover’s technology demystifier, Mike leads the product and technology vision for Red Rover’s next generation K-12 HR software solutions. He believes that technology done well can make complex processes seem simple and intuitive. Always seeking first to understand the goals of its users, Mike strives to design software that “just works” for them.

Dani O'Shaughnessey

Dani O'Shaughnessey

Chief Executive Officer

Dani co-founded Red Rover as an opportunity to fulfill his penchant for cultivating teams to do the unthinkable, and he now guides the company’s sales and marketing teams. His deep connections with K-12 districts in almost every state nationwide speak to his belief that building genuine relationships is how things get done.

Our Values


Customer Empathy

We make every decision with the customer in mind.



We speak and act with honesty, trustworthiness, and humility.


Life > Work

We cultivate a culture where we value relationships and experiences beyond our work, allowing us to maintain an identity outside the office.


Servant Leadership

We place the needs of our coworkers ahead of our own, eschewing office politics and ego.



We actively manage the talents and resources God has entrusted to us, knowing that they are merely on loan to us by Him.



We default to transparency in both our internal and external communication, building relationships based on trust and common goals.


Schedule a call with a Red Rover specialist today.