A leader nationally recognized by USA Today for his innovative approach to education, Dr. Edwards successfully implemented numerous programs to improve student performance during his sixteen-year tenure as a school administrator. Dr. Edwards also has been instrumental in helping countless school districts tailor similar programs with positive, far-reaching results. In addition, Dr. Edwards is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, facilitator and trainer regularly featured as a content expert on television and radio with appearances on CNN on topics such as school safety, school climate and reform. He has worked in 49 states and 42 countries. As a planner, Dr. Edwards has worked locally, nationally and internationally with both for-profit and non-profit organizations, such as schools, corporations, municipalities and countries. Clients include The United Nations and World Bank. In addition, he has served as an advisor to the White House on education issues. As a planner he has assisted groups and individuals in identifying and achieving individual and organizational goals. Throughout his thirty-five year professional career, Dr. Edwards has published numerous articles on school reform and leadership, and has co-authored five books, which address school reform initiatives and leadership development. He has also served as a professor of educational leadership for both the University of Connecticut and the George Washington University teaching prospective administrators in the Graduate School of Education. Currently Dr. Edwards serves as a visiting lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom. In addition, Dr. Steven Edwards has served as the Vice President for the Children, Communities, and Youth Division of the National Crime Prevention Council in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw initiatives that focus on delivering a crime prevention message to America’s youth and youth around the world. His efforts in this area involved working with schools, youth service agencies, community leaders and policy makers across the country and internationally. Currently, Dr. Edwards serves as a member of several national and international boards including serving as a featured board member of the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University.