Dave Edwards (he, him) has served as special education teacher in Chicago Public Schools, a teacher and administrator in several MN public school districts, and is currently the lead instructor in the residency-based Emotional Behavioral Disorders licensure program at the University of MN Twin Cities. He is also a 3rd year PhD student, funded by an Office of Special Education Programs Leadership Training grant. 

As a certified Welcoming Schools facilitator, the nation's premier professional development program dedicated to creating inclusive school climates, Dave provides professional development and consultation to school staff and administrators.

Selected Presentations:

Edwards, D. (2018, February). LGBTQ Students in Special Education Systems, Accepted Workshop at HRC's Time to Thrive, Orlando, FL.

Edwards, D. (2017, October). Children Are Watching: The Importance of LGBTQ Visibility, Invited Speaker at Quorum's National Coming Out Day Luncheon, Minneapolis, MN.

Edwards, D. (2017, October). Supporting Transgender and Gender D!iverse Students in Public Schools, Keynote Address at the annual Ameriprise Financial LGBTQIA Ally Event, Minneapolis, MN.

Edwards, D. (2017, March). Supporting Transgender Students: A Multi-tiered Framework for Preventative Practices and Interventions, Accepted Oral Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Positive Behavior Supports, Denver, CO.

Edwards, D., & Huber, M. (2017, February). What Transgender Children Want Every Teacher to Know, Workshop to be presented at the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children, Saint Paul, MN.

Edwards, D (2016, May). Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Transgender and Gender Diverse Students. Presentation given to Minnesota School Social Workers Association: Fall Retreat - Area #3, St. Cloud, MN.