Get Better Results.

By focusing on the implementation gap -- where good policy and intent breaks down -- we help educators take practices to scale through effective implementation.

We help educators get results!

Our Approach

Our approach is based on practices and research about what gets results for ambitious reforms. We leverage the work of Michael Fullan, Michael Barber (Delivery), the Carnegie Foundation (Implementation Science) and many others.


Strategic Planning

Conduct a review of your capacity to deliver on organization goals, including assessing opportunities for the use of evidence-based practices.

Develop a short, focused strategic plan with  prioritized strategies  align systems of support, and resources.


Performance Management

Establish performance management routines to drive implementation and continuous improvement.

Achieve a shared understanding of implementation progress informed by data and action steps, celebrate what's working, and problem solve areas that are off track.


Capacity Building

Build capacity through workshops and trainings.

Provide executive coaching and feedback.

Leverage technology  for planning and performance management to drive continuous improvement, develop internal accountability, and support sustainability.


Strategic Advising

General implementation and operations support.

Advising on effective scaling up and sustainability approaches.

Selecting evidence-based practices to fit specific needs.

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What Our Partners are Saying

We partner with schools, districts, states, and education organizations -- primarily in the Maryland, Delaware, and DC area -- to get better results.


Tom helped us support our three school teams (including a turnaround school) to build short, focused strategic plans and establish monthly progress monitoring meetings to align resources, review evidence of progress, and drive implementation to accelerate our improvement.

We have seen consistent improvement at our schools since beginning this work together.

Will McKenna, Executive Director,
ABI Schools


Tom has supported the Delaware Pathways initiative by helping to craft our successful $2M New Skills for Youth grant application and related work plans as well as supporting partner retreats and capacity building, facilitation of bi-annual performance management meetings, production of annual reports, and in strategic advising to support on-going implementation efforts.

He is a true partner and his work has helped to produce results for Delaware’s students.

Luke Rhine, Director of Career and Technical Education/STEM Initiatives, Delaware Department of Education (Delaware Pathways)


The plan and performance management routines that Tom helped us establish have focused implementation and feedback to drive our continuous improvement.

We are further along in implementation as a result, and the routines are also helping us build capacity within the organization and with partners. 

Steve Canavero, State Superintendent,
Nevada State Department of Education

About EdScale

EdScale helps educators get better results through a relentless focus on effective implementation. We partner with schools, districts, states, and education organizations to provide support in strategic planning, performance management, capacity building, and strategic advising. 

Contact Us

Tom DeWire, Principal
2803 Covent Garden Terrace, Olney, MD 20832
(302) 540-4596

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