David Edwards, PhD, is the General Secretary of Education International, a federation of 32 million teachers and other educators affiliated with unions and associations in 173 countries globally. Dr. Edwards has led the organisation since 2018, after seven years as Deputy General Secretary directing education policy, advocacy, research and communications.
Dr. Edwards, who began his career as a public high school teacher, was an Associate Director at the National Education Association of the United States, prior to joining EI. He has also worked as an Education Specialist at the Organization of American States. His doctorate in Educational Policy and Leadership is from the University of Maryland in the U.S.