Leah Dines, M.Ed.
President/Owner of Backbone Communications
CFO/Owner of SchoolsPLP
Backbone Communications & SchoolsPLP

What impact did Catholic education have on your life and career goals?

My daughters both attended Xavier College Preparatory. Rigorous and competitive education teaches students resilience, which is the ability to bounce back from setbacks and persevere through difficult situations. My daughters learned to manage their time effectively, prioritize their goals, and develop a growth mindset. We feel that these skills have helped them in their college careers and will help them in today’s fast-paced job market.

Why do you partner with Catholic Education Arizona?

We would like to help build positive community relationships and encourage students to be engaged citizens.

What sets your business apart from other similar businesses in our community?

SchoolsPLP provides online curriculum to schools nationwide and is staffed by former educators, giving us a unique perspective. Our mission is to improve the lives of educators, and we strive to create long-lasting partnerships with schools. We offer a flexible and user-friendly platform that delivers rigorous and dependable curriculum solutions, while prioritizing exceptional service and support focused on increasing student performance. Our success motivates us to keep working harder, and we remain dedicated to improving the online learning environment. Learn more about SchoolsPLP here:www.schoolsplp.com