When partner needs line up with our values and approach, we can accomplish a lot together.
A Singular Goal -
- We believe in the power of public schools to address long-standing equity issues in our society.
- We believe in the brilliance of teachers.
- We believe plans, focused implementation, aligned supports, and evidence can speed the spread and scale of what works.
Why a Starburst?
A starburst galaxy is a galaxy undergoing an exceptionally high rate of star formation, rates that are more than a factor of 100 times greater than normal.
At EdScale, we help educators implement at rapid speed, improving outcomes for students.
We are to partner with schools, districts, states, and education organizations committed to getting better results for students.
Work with Tom
For the past 15 years, Tom has worked with states, districts, schools and organizations to get better results. By focusing on the implementation gap, where good policy and intent break down, Tom helps educators take practices to scale through effective implementation. Tom provides support to partners through his expertise in strategic planning, performance management, capacity building, and strategic advising and operations.
Prior to founding EdScale in 2016, Tom consulted with public organizations and nonprofits at the U.S. Education Delivery Institute (EDI) for four years. At EDI, Tom built the capacity of organizations to deliver on ambitious goals for students using a proven approach to implementation used by more than 58 governments across the world.
Tom’s experience is grounded in the realities of big system change. At the Baltimore City Public Schools, Tom was part of a team that delivered measurable student improvements, including a 41% decrease in suspensions, a 21% decrease in truancy, substantial increases in graduation rate, and the lowest dropout rate in more than 10 years. Previously, Tom served in the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office supporting the Believe in Our Schools Campaign that completed over $10M in City Schools’ facilities improvements through volunteer efforts and donations.
Tom holds a master’s in public administration (MPA) from the University of Delaware Biden School of Public Policy and Administration and a bachelor’s in psychology from Amherst College.
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.
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