EDWise Team Members
We are dedicated to providing extraordinary services to the school system (students, parents staff), the board of education and many District stakeholders.
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Dr. Robert Olson
Endorsements & Testimonials
Hear what our customers have to say about EDWise.
“Working with Paul was a very positive experience for us. He was always professional, accessible, honest, and easy to work with. His experience, judgement, and process resulted in the hiring of a great candidate to lead our District into the future. Thank you Paul!”
AHSTW Board President
“I am thankful to Dr. Paul Tedesco and Lou Howell from EDWise for their genuine desire to help us find the “right qualities” in a superintendent for our district. With their assistance and experience to draw from I feel we have found someone special to lead our district. Their expertise and guidance was invaluable.”
Clarinda CSD Board President
“EDWise was able to help our large group of decision makers come together in a streamlined manner to select a great employee from a numerous group of applicants.”
STEM Center Advisory Committee Member
“I truly appreciate EDWise for their professionalism and calm demeanor to get us though an intense process of hiring a school superintendent. Paul and Dave led the discussions and we provided the top six characteristics we wanted in a new superintendent. This helped us get focused as a board and was so beneficial in aligning our top characteristics with a candidate. Paul and Dave also provided answers to our questions based on experiences and gave valuable insight to tough questions. They were outstanding and I highly recommend EDWise!! ”
Alta-Aurelia Board Vice President
“I have worked with EDWise as both a candidate and a contractor. In both cases I have found them to be both thorough and professional. The information they provide about potential job candidates has been vital in our selection process. The service they provide is timely and up to date. Paul has also been a professional resource for both myself and our principals. I highly recommend them for any administrative search you may have in the future.”
“Dr. Tedesco and his team at EDWise were difference makers for us. Their team was professional, honest and thoughtful from the first conversation to our final meeting. I am confident we would not have found the exceptional candidate we hired, without EDWise. Furthermore, they went above and beyond in ensuring the process was integrity filled and each member of the vast hiring panel was pleased with the outcome.”
Superintendent, Woodbine Community Schools
“Edwise’s knowledge and experience landed us two great executive employees in a month that would have taken us months to find.”
Woodbine CREW Board President
“From beginning to end, Dr. Paul and the EDWise team provided a very personal service to our school, taking time to get to know board members, staff and community members, and confirm the priorities for our hiring process. By using the questions that our interview teams generated, EDWise structured a comprehensive process that culminated in individual feedback from each interview team member rather than a group rank order. EDWise recruited quality candidates, leaving us with an extremely difficult decision. Dr. Paul put in a very long evening with our board and negotiated a contract that was kind to our budget. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the EDWise team made adjustments to the schedule and facility setup, while utilizing technology and social distancing to allow for full participation and ensure the health and safety of the candidates and the interview teams. We are thrilled with our new hire, and very satisfied with the service and support from EDWise!”