Dr. Gerard Edwards
Education: A resident of Florence, South Carolina, Gerard graduated from Latta High School, Latta, South Carolina, in 1990. Gerard earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a teacher education certification from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC in 1994, a Master of Education degree from Winthrop University in 1999, and a Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern University in 2005. Gerard is a Riley Fellow and South Carolina Education Policy Fellow. He is also an Inez M. Tenenbaum Award recipient.
Experience: Gerard has had numerous teaching and administrative responsibilities during his 26-year career in teaching and education administration. Gerard started his teaching career as a middle school mathematics instructor at Fairforest Middle School in Spartanburg Six School District and taught high school mathematics in Darlington County School District. He also coached middle school football, junior varsity football, varsity football, and track and field. In 1999, Gerard began his administrative career as an assistant principal at Darlington High School. He has been a building administrator at the middle and secondary levels, head of a charter school, and responsible for district-wide assessment, teacher evaluation, new teacher induction, and mentoring programs while in central office positions. Gerard worked as the Director of ADEPT, Induction & Mentoring & Mathematics Coordinator in Lee County School District. He served as an interim high school principal and director of assessment for the Williamsburg County School District. Gerard has also served as the Head of School at Spartanburg Preparatory School in 2016, spearheaded the Alfred Rush Academy, and led Wilson High School in Florence School District One.
Currently, Gerard serves as a board member for the South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
CERRA: Gerard joined the staff at CERRA in 2021 and serves as a Pre-Collegiate Program Facilitator for Region 4, the Pee Dee.