Dr. Elizabeth Edwards

Dr. Elizabeth Edwards is a renewed National Board Exceptional Needs Specialist with over 29 years of experience in education. Presently, she serves as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the NC New Teacher Support Program. Previously, she served as the NC Director for the Network to Transform Teaching, the Director of Outreach and Engagement for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, a Race to the Top Professional Development Consultant for the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), and the NCDPI National Board Certification Program Coordinator.

Ms. Edwards was an elementary special educator for over 25 years where she served as a mentor and facilitator of district and state National Board candidate support, an adjunct instructor at East Carolina University, a local and district president of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), and the founder of the NC NBCT Network.

Educationally, she obtained a BS in Special Education and a masters degree in Low-incidence, Special Education from East Carolina University. Elizabeth has recently received a doctorate degree in Leadership with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction.