Meet the Staff - Donald L. Edwards, Ed.D.
Donald Edwards is currently Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Miami, Florida. Prior to assuming this position, Dr. Edwards served as principal of Bishop Byrne Middle and High School in Memphis, Tennessee and principal and president of Memphis Catholic Middle and High School. Having served in various administrative positions in Catholic schools in the Dioceses of Memphis and Dallas, Texas, Dr. Edwards is acutely aware of the ministerial, administrative, curricular, and management issues that bring about the effective operation of Catholic schools.
Dr. Edwards has served as an adjunct professor in the department of education at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. He previously served in similar positions at Shelby State Community College in Memphis and Bishop College in Dallas, Texas. He is also an associate for Region 5 of the National Catholic Educational Association and a member of the Executive Committee of NCEA's Department of Secondary Schools.
Dr. Edwards is a consultant for the Commission on Secondary and Middle Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is frequently called upon to facilitate or chair visiting accreditation committees for government-sponsored or private schools in the area.
The author of Valuing Others, published by the Center for Learning, consistent with his strong background in Catholic education and social teaching, Dr. Edwards is a strong proponent of values-based education and character education.
Dr. Edwards holds Bachelor Degrees in Biology and Music from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas; a Master of Education Degree from Memphis State University, and the Doctor of Education Degree in Child and Youth Studies from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida. He has also received extensive training in the areas of administration, curriculum, institutional advancement, and enrollment management from the Institutes for Catholic School Leadership at the University of St. Thomas, Christian Brothers University, the University of Dayton, and CSM's Certificate Programs at the University of Notre Dame.
Donald serves Catholic School Management and its clients on a part-time basis, specializing in school assessments, administration, curriculum, and faith community affairs.