Dr. Warren P. Edwards is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He attended high school at the Benjamin E. Mays Academy of Math and Science in Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Public Schools. His graduate work includes Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Marketing from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia; Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oklahoma State University in Natural and Applied Science and Environmental Science, respectively. He received his teaching, Leadership and Administration certifications from Mercer University in Atlanta. He also holds certification in Middle Grades with emphasis on mathematics, social studies, gifted and P-12 Leadership and Administration.
His educational work experience includes middle school math teacher, Master Instructional Coach for Math and Science, Instructional Liaison Specialist and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Coordinator for Atlanta Public and Dekalb County Schools. Dr. Edwards has worked in Title I elementary and middle schools and the Math and Science Department at the district level. He has experience with special education, traditional and gifted students.
Prior to joining Atlanta Public Schools he served as Program Manager for NASA’s Urban and Rural Enrichment Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Adjunct Professor for Oklahoma State University, Aerospace Education Specialist at NASA Langley Research Center. He has served as an Adjunct Professor (Aerospace Education) with Oklahoma State University as an Aerospace Education Specialist representing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the Office of Communication and Education at NASA Langley Research Center, in Hampton, Virginia. Serving as a liaison between NASA and education communities for South Carolina and North Carolina. As the Aerospace education specialist he was also responsible for communicating, advising, and introducing both, students and teachers, to NASA’s education resources and programs. Additionally, Dr. Edwards has conducted professional development in-service and pre-service workshops to assist the educators in aligning the NASA resources to the local and state standards. He facilitated NASA’s objective of inspiring and motivating students to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, (STEM).
He has held various leadership roles; such as Program Manager for NASA’s Urban and Rural Enrichment Program, Adjunct Professor for Oklahoma State University, Aerospace Education Specialist, High-stakes testing Coordinator, Team Leader, Gifted Eligibility Team Chairperson, STEM Coordinator and SECME Coordinator (a program designed for implementing Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics Enrichment for K-12), Student Council Sponsor, Robotics Team, MATHCOUNTS and Black History & Math Bowl Team Sponsor.
He is on the Executive Board for the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and the Governing Board for Chattahoochee Hills Charter School, Fulton County Schools.
He holds memberships in National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) , National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is an active member of Impact Church (East Point, GA), where he serves on the leadership teams for the Men of Impact and Photography teams. Dr. Edwards also founded M.A.L.E. (Mentorship, Achievement, Leadership, Enrichment) Academy; a mentor group for 4th and 5th grade boys.
Dr. Edwards believes that “children are like caterpillars, they struggle through the chrysalis of education in order to emerge as beautiful butterflies”. He plans to use his experiences with the corporate world, the urban community, education community and daily life to help students understand and appreciate that “once shown the moon, it is possible to reach the stars”. DOWNLOAD BIO.