David Edwards

General Secretary

published 1 March 2018 updated 9 July 2021

David Edwards, PhD is General Secretary of Education International, the voice of teachers and other education employees around the world. Through its 386 member organisations, Education International represents over 32.5 million teachers and education support personnel in 178 countries.

Dr Edwards leads the organisation since 2018, after seven years as Deputy General Secretary directing education policy, advocacy, research and communications.

Prior to joining Education International, Dr Edwards was an Associate Director at the National Education Association of the United States. He has worked as an Education Specialist at the Organization of American States and began his career as a public high school teacher.

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