Education International
Education International

David Edwards: New Deputy General Secretary of Education International

published 21 April 2011 updated 10 May 2011

Education International is pleased to announce that David Edwards will take up the position of EI Deputy General Secretary from 1 August.

David works as a senior policy analyst in the international relations team of EI’s largest member organisation, the National Education Association, in the USA. The NEA international relations team manages its membership in EI; articulates NEA’s policy in interna­tional forums, and maintains communica­tion with EI-affiliated national education unions around the world. The team also monitors and works with the United Nations, inter-governmental agencies, and international non-governmental organisa­tions on issues that affect children, education, the education profession, wom­en, as well as human and trade union rights. Prior to working with the NEA, David was an education specialist at the Organisation of American States; a project coordinator in Bolivia, and a teacher of German in Ohio. David has worked closely with EI in recent years in his role at the NEA. He was selected from a group of outstanding applicants. David lives currently in Maryland with his wife and three children. We wish him every success in his career with EI.