David Edwards, Ph.D. is general secretary of Education International, the voice of teachers and other education employees around the world. Through its 386 member organizations, Education International represents more than 32.5 million teachers and education support personnel in 178 countries. Edwards has led the organization since 2018, after serving for seven years as deputy general secretary directing education policy, advocacy, research and communications. Prior to joining Education International, 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.