Edwards holds a Ph.D. in education from Vanderbilt University, a M.Ed. in administration and supervision from Tennessee Technical University, and a B.S. in education from the University of Tennessee. Before coming to Mooresville, Edwards served as dean for the University of Northern Alabama’s School of Education, superintendent of Henrico Public Schools (VA) and superintendent of Danville Public Schools (VA). Edwards has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the 2001 Virginia State Superintendent of the Year, a 2002 Tech Savvy Superintendent by eSchool News, and the Community Leader Award from the Mooresville NAACP. Edwards has briefed Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on digital conversion and was asked to help launch Digital Promise at the White House. The district has been recognized in a PBS documentary and a February 2012 article in the New York Times.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Mark Edwards and other top speakers and celebrities.