EdSmart is the industry-leading School Organisation System (SOS) for helping school communities grow and evolve by strengthening work processes and governance.
The EdSmart Story
Founded in Australia in 2014 as ParentPaperwork, the duo who established EdSmart, Fiona Boyd and David Eedle, entered the edtech arena with a mission:
To transform schools across the world into paperless environments.
Eight hundred thousand users and nine countries later, and EdSmart has developed into so much more than a solution for digitising schools; it is a complete School Organisation System (SOS) that is redefining and liberating school communities globally.
A New Way of Life for Schools
Have you given your teachers every resource they require to maximise their time with students?
EdSmart uses automated data capture, simplified communication and modernised processes to give schools the confidence to consolidate and fully integrate every single administration activity.
EdSmart transforms how schools operate in a way no other IT platform can, by working in the background 24/7, tracking and following up where needed and taking the workload off your hands.
When fully leveraged, EdSmart could be the most influential contributor to your school culture, enabling you to nurture relationships, retention and satisfaction of your parents, as well as those across the broader school community.
Ultimately, EdSmart empowers K-12 educators to focus on a more important objective: The education of students.
“It has been statistically proven that student improvement is linked to teacher-student contact time and parent engagement. The education arena, as a whole, has tighter budgets year on year, which makes delivering student improvement targets exponentially difficult.”
“The long-term solution is to embrace software that genuinely supports valuable teaching and reduces non-teaching staff time. EdSmart is the solution that meets that need.”
Fiona Boyd, CEO, EdSmart
Meet The Team
Co-Founder and CEO
Fiona is passionate about using technology to empower relationships and a greater good, with a focus on helping educators, parents and students worldwide. She began her career as a radio broadcaster and was Co-Founder of ArtsHub, the leading online home for arts and cultural workers in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. She was featured in the book 50 Great eBusinesses and the Minds Behind Them (Random House 2007). Fiona is also a long-time runner and mother of three.
Co-Founder and CTO
David draws from over 20 years’ experience as a technology leader, investor, entrepreneur and contractor to global Internet and technology businesses. Prior to his focus on technology, he worked in arts and entertainment management. He was also Co-Founder of ArtsHub, the leading online home for arts and cultural workers in Australia, New Zealand and the UK and, consequently, was featured in the book 50 Great eBusinesses and the Minds Behind Them (Random House 2007).
Director of Customer Success
Sam is a committed educationalist who believes in the transformative power of community, which he has seen evidenced through his 30-year involvement in the leadership team of a prominent educational institution in Melbourne. In his role as a director of EdSmart and as a consultant, Sam now uses this extensive knowledge to help school workflows and processes run smarter.
Hari’s passion for technology in education can be traced back to his time as a music teacher in London schools where he experienced firsthand the see-saw of teacher-student contact time, student improvement and tightening budgets. With 10 years of edtech sales experience under his belt, he has focused squarely on solutions that create efficiency within the administration of schools (Finance, HR, etc). Now, with his move across the pond to Australia, Hari has joined EdSmart to advance school engagement and organisation.